11th PUSAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

2006-10-14 21:21:59 2010-11-24 11:05:50

Oct 13, 2006

The Pusan International Film Festival raised anchor at the Suyoungman Yacht Stadium on Thursday to embark on its nine-day voyage. A galaxy of stars from Korea and overseas turned out for the event. Ahn Sung-ki and Moon Geun-young took the red carpet first, followed by some 150 Korean stars, Gam Woo-sung, Kang Soo-yeon, Kim Tae-hee, Park Joong-hoon, Uhm Jung-hwa, Yoo Ji-tae, Lee Byung-hun and Lee Jun-ki among them.

Choi Un-hee, the widow of director Shin Sang-ok and Andy Lau, winner of the Asian Filmmaker of the Year Award, were there along with the Hungarian director and this year’s jury foreman Istvan Szabo, receiving a warm welcome from the 5,000 fans gathered. This year, 245 films from 63 countries will be screened, 64 of them world premieres.

Moon Geun-young comperes the opening gala of the 11th Pusan International Film Festival at the Suyoungman Yacht Stadium on Thursday.

Actress Park Si-yeon heads into the Suyoungman Yacht Stadium in Busan to attend the opening gala for the Pusan International Film Festival on Thursday.

Hong Kong director Andy Lau attends the opening gala of the Pusan International Film Festival at the Suyoungman Yacht Stadium on Thursday.

Actress Uhm Jung-hwa walks down the red carpet before the opening gala for the Pusan International Film Festival at the Suyoungman Yacht Stadium on Thursday.

From left, New Currents jury Bruno Dumont, Abolfazl Jalili, president Istvan Szabo, Moon So-Ry and Daniel Yu at the opening ceremony of the 11th Pusan International Film Festival in Busan on Thursday. The film festival retains the old spelling of the South Korean city now known as Busan./AP-Yonhap

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