Song Kang-ho, "I'm embarrassed, but I'm glad to be able to greet you."
The 28th Busan International Film Festival will be held from the 4th to the 13th.While the 28th Busan International Film Festival will be held in the Busan Cinema Center area for 10 days from the 4th to the 13th, actor Song Kang-ho, who will be the host, said, "I am embarrassed but happy."
In an interview with the movie 'Cobweb' (director Kim Ji-woon) conducted on the 18th of last month, Song Kang-ho was told that he 'went to this year's Busan International Film Festival carrying a gun on his back' and laughed, saying, "It's not a gun on his back." He said, "I have to go down for the 'Spider's Nest' event, and I can go down two days early." He continued, "The Busan International Film Festival has been held for 28 long years. It is only this year that it will be held under this emergency system. Since I have to go down anyway, it is a small event." “I said I would do whatever I could to help,” he said.
Song Kang-ho said, "It's a bit embarrassing to have to stand in front and greet guests. Among the foreign actors, there are some I know and some I'm close with, but I don't know who will come. I'm glad to be able to say hello to many domestic directors and actors." He smiled.
Previously, the Busan International Film Festival said, "There was discussion about the opening ceremony host. There was an opinion and a suggestion that actor Song Kang-ho should host the opening ceremony of this year's Busan International Film Festival. Even though it was a difficult position, he readily accepted and said he would play a role in helping the film festival." .
Song Kang-ho played the role of director Kim Yeol, who changed the ending of the film he had filmed in order to create a masterpiece in the film 'The Spider's Nest', which was invited to this year's film festival.
Song Kang-ho, who debuted in 1990 with the play 'Mr. Choi' and is now in his 33rd year, has appeared in the films 'Joint Security Area JSA' (2000), 'Vengeance is Mine' (2002), 'Memories of Murder' (2003), and 'Monster' (2003). 2006), ‘Secret Sunshine’ (2007), ‘Bat’ (2009), ‘The Good, the Bad, and the Weird’ (2008), ‘Snowpiercer’ (2013), ‘Secret Agent’ (2016), ‘Parasite’ ( 2019), and collaborated with great directors such as Kim Ji-woon, Park Chan-wook, and Bong Joon-ho. In particular, he has been invited to the Cannes Film Festival, a world-renowned film festival, as many as eight times, making him a representative actor of Korea in name and reality.
Meanwhile, this year's Busan International Film Festival, which suffered from difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic and internal personnel-related conflicts, suffered a setback as actors' health problems broke out one after another.
The opening film 'Because I Hate Korea' (Director: Jang Geon-jae) Actor Go Ah-seong was unable to attend due to a sacral fracture at 12 weeks before the opening, and actor Lee Je-hoon, who was selected as the opening ceremony host, was also inevitably unable to attend due to emergency surgery for ischemic colitis. Accordingly, actress Park Eun-bin took on the role of sole MC. Although there were unexpected situations like this, there are also points to look forward to. Actor Chow Yun-fat was selected for the Asian Film Awards, and special exhibitions and open talks will be held. Director Hirokazu Kore-eda and actors Soya Kurokawa and Hinata Hiiragi of the Japanese film 'The Host' are also visiting Busan. Director Shunji Iwai of the movie 'Kyrie's Song' and actors Aina the End, Hokuto Matsumura, and Suzu Hirose will also meet Korean audiences.
In addition, director Luc Bae-song will visit Busan with his new film 'Dogman', and actress Fan Bingbing will attend this film festival with actress Lee Joo-young for the film 'Deer Night' (directed by Han Shuai).
Yoon Yeo-jeong, who won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, as well as actors Han Hyo-joo, Song Joong-ki, and John Cho, will meet the audience through Actors House.
Although the Busan International Film Festival is full of many difficulties, we hope that it will proceed smoothly as we have continued to work hard with the participation and interest of many film lovers.
Choi Ji-ye, Ten Asia Reporter email@example.com