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10-06-2012 08:59 BJT

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By CCTV Correspondent U-Jean Jung

The 17th Busan International Film Festival is being held in South Korea. And this year, we’re seeing a significant increase in the number of participating Chinese films, directors and movie stars.

In Busan, South Korea’s most popular coastal city, more than 200,000 visitors are expected to be part of the exciting international film festival. Three-hundred-and-four films from seventy-five different countries will be played at local cinemas over the next 10 days.

And movies and celebrities from the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan are playing an integral part of the festival this year.

Chinese beauties Zhang Ziyi and Cecilia Cheung
walked the red carpet for their film "Dangerous
Liaisons", which they filmed with South Korean
actor Jang Donggun.

At the Busan Cinema Centre on Thursday, actress Tang Wei, co-hosted the opening ceremony with South Korean veteran actor Ahn Sung-ki. The Chinese star will be remembered as the first non-Korean emcee of the event.

Chinese beauties Zhang Ziyi and Cecilia Cheung walked the red carpet for their film "Dangerous Liaisons", which they filmed with South Korean actor Jang Donggun.

Hong Kong actors Tong Ka-Fai Leung and Aaron Kwok are here to promote their crime film “Cold War”, the first Hong Kong film to be selected as the Opening Film of the festival.

The 17th Busan International Film Festival is being
held in South Korea. And this year, we’re seeing
a significant increase in the number of participating
Chinese films, directors and movie stars.

"Tickets for “Cold War,” which is being played in front of a 4000 member audience behind me, were sold out in 94 seconds; a promising indicator of the movie’s popularity in South Korea."

According to the festival’s organizer, the increased presence of Chinese movies in Busan reflects the recent boom of the Chinese film industry.

Kim Ji-Seok, Exective Programmer, Busan Int'l Film Festival, said, "Recently, the Chinese film industry has grown rapidly to become world’s second largest. So, a variety of new titles were released this year, which is why we invited a large number of Chinese guests to the Busan International Film Festival.”

Increased exposure of Chinese films and celebrities at one of Asia’s most significant international film festivals, will add wings to the Chinese film industry which is already on the rise.

At the Busan Cinema Centre on Thursday, actress Tang
Wei, co-hosted the opening ceremony with South Korean
veteran actor Ahn Sung-ki. The Chinese star will be
remembered as the first non-Korean emcee of the event.

The 17th Busan International Film Festival is being
held in South Korea. And this year, we’re seeing
a significant increase in the number of participating
Chinese films, directors and movie stars.

 

Chinese beauties Zhang Ziyi and Cecilia Cheung
walked the red carpet for their film "Dangerous
Liaisons", which they filmed with South Korean
actor Jang Donggun.

 

 

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source:

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