In early October, sources from the film industry reported that EXO member and actor D.O. (Do Kyung Soo) and “Assassination” director Choi Dong Hoon had been invited to be honorary ambassadors for the Macau International Film Festival.
The accomplishment is notable because China has still maintained a ban on Korean cultural content following the latter’s implementation of THAAD. Reportedly, the actor and director were invited by the film festival and will attend the opening ceremony as well as participate in promotional events.
Unlike the Beijing International Film Festival, it is said that the Macau International Film Festival has considered the possibility of inviting Korean actors and directors from the very start despite the ban on Korean content. Choi Dong Hoon has previously filmed his movie “The Thieves” in Macau.
The Macau International Film Festival is set to take place starting on December 18.