13th PIFF will close with Song Hyekyo’s 1st Hollywood film

September 26, 2008 at 11:22 am | Posted in Events, Movies | Leave a comment
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The Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) has selected “The Gift to Stalin” as its opening film. In a press conference held Tuesday morning in Busan Grand Hotel, the PIFF organizing committee announced its opening and closing films, and reported that 315 films from some 60 countries have been invited to the festival.

Projected to be the largest PIFF ever, this year’s festival will also feature 85 world premiers. The list of invitees includes world-renowned filmmakers, actors, and actresses including Kazakh director Rustem Abdrashev whose work was selected as the opening film, Hong Kong director Tsui Hark, and Danish-French actress Anna Karina.

This year’s festival will close with South Korean director Yoon Jong-chan’s “I Am Happy,” about the relationship between a psychiatric patient and a nurse. The patient is played by Korea’s hottest heartthrob Hyun Bin and the nurse by beautiful Lee Bo-young. Also Korea’s top film star Song Hye-gyo’s first Hollywood film “Make Yourself at Home” will be presented at the 13th PIFF. Originally known as “Fetish,” the newly titled psychological thriller is about a Korean-American, who marries Suk-hee (played by Song), a strange yet beautiful shaman priestess.

The festival will run from October 2nd through 10th in the Nampo-dong neighborhood in the southern port city of Busan.

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