The 17th Busan International Film Festival, just shy of a month away, announced today both their opening and closing films, as well as this year’s festival host.
Asia’s largest film fest features over 300 films from over 70 countries, but has usually highlighted domestic talent in the big slots on the schedule since the Korean film industry gained acclaim.
The opening flick this year will be the Hong Kong big budget cop-thriller, Cold War and the closer will be the Bangladeshi film Television.
But really, for me, all of this is meaningless in light of yesterday’s announcement that China’s stunning actress, Tang Wei, will be hosting the festival this year.
Also, if you haven’t seen the Busan Film Center’s funky design by German architect Wolf Prix, that too is a sight worth seeing.
And Lord, I know I am not nearly as devout as some, but can you please grant us another outfit like the one Oh In-hae wore last year?
BIFF runs October 4th through the 13th.