After two years of scaled-down events, the 27th Busan International Film Festival will return to its full scale.
BIFF said all planned events and screenings will be held at full capacity with 100 percent seating available as in the pre-pandemic years. The much-anticipated festival will return to its full scale for the first time in three years after the pandemic struck.
Guests attending this year’s festival include Tony Leung Chiu Wai, who will be honored with the Asian Film Actor of the Year Award,Lee Byung Hun, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Masataka Kubota, Ryo Kase, Yukino Kishii andHirokazu Kore-eda. On Leung’s attendance, six of his films —2046,The Eagle Shooting Heroes, Infernal Affairs, The Longest Nite, Happy Together andIn the Mood for Love — will be screened during the festival.
Nine drama series, including Lars von Trier’s miniseries The Kingdom Exodus, Takeshi Miike’s Connect,�Kimo Stamboel’s Blood Curse, Lee Joon Ik’s Yonder, Jung Ji Woo’s Somebody, You Su Min’s Weak Hero Class 1, Lee Hojae’s Recipe for Farewell, Roh Deok’s Glitch and Jeon Woo Sung’s Bargain, will be shown at the “On Screen” section, which was launched last year to introduce quality original series produced by streaming platforms, like Netflix.
A new section called ‘Korean Cinema Today � Special Premiere’ will showcase two films including 20th Century Girl by Bang Woo Ri and The Boys by Chung Ji Young.
The lineup for the ‘Korean Cinema Today – Panorama’ section features Hansan: Rising Dragon, Anchor, The Policeman’s Lineage, Next Sohee, Highway Family, Open the Door, Juhee from 5 to 7, A Letter from Kyoto and Dream Palace.
Various international titles will be presented at the event, including White Noise by Noah Baumbach, Triangle of Sadness by Ruben �stlund, Close by Lukas Dhont, Crimes of the Future by David Cronenberg, Armageddon Time by James Gray, and Even if This Love Disappears from the World Tonight by Takahiro Miki.
The festival will open with Hadi Mohaghegh ‘s Scent of Wind and close with Ishikawa Kei’s A Man. A total of 243 titles from 71 countries will be screened at the event from October 5th to the 14th.
Source: Busan International Film Festival