Magazine article Screen International

Global Stars Turn out for Opening of 15th PIFF

Magazine article Screen International

Global Stars Turn out for Opening of 15th PIFF

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Stars from most of the world's major film industries including Willem Dafoe, Juliette Binoche, Aishwarya Rai, Tang Wei and Jang Dong-gun attended the opening of the 15th Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) on Thursday night.

Also in attendance was director Zhang Yimou, whose latest film Under The Hawthorn Tree opened the event, and the film's stars Zhou Dongyu and Dou Xiao.

This edition of the festival marks the last that will be presided over by highly-respected and much-loved PIFF founder and director Kim Dong-ho. The opening ceremony included a song and animation film dedicated to Kim and a party will be held in his honour on Oct 14.

In total, the festival will screen 308 films from 67 countries, including 103 world premieres (82 features and 21 shorts) and 52 international premieres (49 features and 3 shorts). …

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