Busan International Film Festival opens on October 5
At the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), which opens next month, the footage video of director James Cameron's 'Avatar: Water Road' will be released for the first time in Korea. The footage video refers to a 'tasting' video that edited major scenes, not the entire movie. In addition, at this festival, you can meet director Wong Kar-wai (Wang Jia-wei), director Alain Ghirodi of France, as well as director Yang Jo-wi, who has established himself as a world-class actor by appearing in the movie 'Chongqing Forest' made by director Wong Jia-wei.
The Busan International Film Festival Executive Committee will release a 15-minute footage edited from the main scenes of 'Avatar: Water Path', which will be released in Korea and abroad in December, at CGV Centum City Hall 4 at 2 pm on the 6th of next month, during the festival period. work said 'Avatar: Water Road' is the sequel that came out 13 years after James Cameron's 'Avatar (2009)'.
The previous work 'Avatar' is still holding the number one spot at the global box office. In Korea, more than 13 million visitors were mobilized. Director James Cameron meets the audience who visited the Busan International Film Festival online, but when the footage video is released, producer John Landau holds a talk event and tells the story behind the production of key scenes in the sequel.
The 27th Busan International Film Festival, which opens on the 5th of next month and runs through the Busan Cinema Center until the 14th, will be attended by famous actors and master directors.
Actress Lee Young-ae and Yang Jo-wi (Liang Chao-wei). JoongAng Photo
Looking for famous actors and directors such as Yang Jo-wi
The most representative star actor is Yang Zhaowei (Liang Chaowei). After 18 years of visiting BIFF with his 2004 opening film '2046', Yang Jo-wi stepped on the red carpet as 'Movie Impressionist of the Year'. Born in 1962, Yang Jo-wi is 60 years old this year. However, he enjoys acting in all age groups, including those in their 20s and 30s.
In addition to this, actress Han Ji-min has directed works such as 'Sun for the Poor', 'An Old Dream' and 'No Rest for the Brave' Star actors and directors from home and abroad such as Kang Dong-won, Lee Young-ae, and Ha Jung-woo visit BIFF.
'Scent of Wind', which was selected as the opening film of this year's BIFF, was directed by Iranian director Hadi Mohaghah. The Scent of the Wind is a film that confirms the faith in people in a world in which there is doubt whether human good intentions still exist. Hardy Mohageh was born in Dedasht, Iran in 1979 and worked as an actor and director in the theater field in 1990.
The closing film, A Man, is a film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Keiichiro Hirano, who won the Yomiuri Literary Award in 2018, directed by Japanese director Kei Ishikawa. Director Kei Ishikawa's representative films include 'Bee and Thunder (2019)' and 'Arc (2021)', which won the Best Picture at the Hochi Film Awards in Japan.
Busan International Film Festival, 354 films invited
A total of 354 films were screened at BIFF this year. The official invitations are 243 films from 71 countries, and 111 community beef screenings have been added. In particular, BIFF, which established 'On Screen', a drama series section for the first time in a film festival held in Asia last year, expanded this section this year and will present 9 films this year from three films last year.
At the Busan International Film Festival last year, on the water in front of the Gwangalli Marine Leports Center in Suyeong-gu, citizens ride a paddle boat and watch the animation film 'If You Can Ride the Waves', directed by Masaaki Yuasa of Japan. Reporter Song Bong-geun
Reservation of tickets for the BIFF opening and closing ceremonies will start at 2 pm on the 23rd. Tickets for general screenings will be held online from 2pm on the 27th. Reservations can be made on the official website of the Busan International Film Festival and the official app 'BIFF'. All tickets are issued online and via mobile. However, on-site reservations are possible only for canceled tickets and remaining seats.