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The red carpet is back… The Busan International Film Festival is to be held for the first time in 3 years


The Busan International Film Festival, which marks its 27th anniversary this year, has just begun.

Hong Kong’s top star, Yang Jo-wi, was invited as they declared a summit without social distancing in three years, and the number of works screened returned to pre-pandemic times.

Reporter Park Hyo-jung reports.


Hong Kong representative actor Yang Jo-wi took the stage at the opening ceremony of the Busan International Film Festival.

After being selected as the winner of the Asian Film Awards, I visited the Busan Film Festival for the first time in 18 years, and received the trophy to applause and cheers.

“I am very grateful to the Busan International Film Festival for giving me such an honor. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to meet my fans again.”

The opening ceremony also had time to commemorate former executive chairman Kang Su-yeon, who died in May.

While the films in which actress Kang Su-yeon appeared were projected on the screen one by one, messages of condolence were displayed from fellow filmmakers.

The Busan International Film Festival, which marks its 27th anniversary this year, has held its first summit in three years.

As the invitation from foreign filmmakers became smooth, Jo-wi Lee, Japanese master Kore-eda Hirokazu, and actor Kase Ryo came to Busan.

Among domestic actors, Lee Young-ae, Ha Jung-woo, and Kang Dong-won met and communicated with the audience.

During the 10-day film festival, 353 films from 71 countries are shown.

Less operation was inevitable in 2020 and last year, the first year of the corona virus, but this year, the number of works screened is restored to the level of the previous year, and seats are also 100% open.

The film festival, which opened to streaming services including Netflix last year, is expanding its doors even more this year.

It also provides a preview of nine new releases, including Netflix’s ‘Glitch’ and Disney Plus’ ‘Connect’.

The film festival said it expects a 90% recovery from the pre-COVID level in terms of audience sleep.

It is worth noting whether Asia’s biggest film festival, which has been back to normal for the first time in three years, will meet the expectations of fans.

This is Yonhap News TV Park Hyo-jeong from Haeundae, Busan. (

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