Taiwanese director Doze Niu’s adventure “Paradise in Service” will open the 19th Busan International Film Festival as organizers announced its lineup for 2014 at a press conference this morning at the Busan Cinema Center. The movie follows the adventure of a boy who serves his military service in Unit 831 from 1969 to 1972, in preparation for a war that could erupt anytime.
A total of 314 films from 79 countries, including 134 world and international premieres are also scheduled at seven theaters across the city.
This festival will also honor Korean director Jung Jin-woo and Hong Kong director Ann Hui as recipients of the prestigious Hand Printing ceremony, bestowed on cineastes for their outstanding contributions to world cinema.
Hong Kong director Lee Bo Cheung’s comedy/melodrama “Gangster Payday” was also announced as the closing film.
The Busan Film Festival will run from October 2nd through October 11th.
Guide to BIFF 2014
The 19th version of the Busan International Film Festival is nearing its return, and we at Busan Haps are here to give you everything you need to know about what’s going on at the festival. From ticket information, movie reviews, to where and what to see around the festival, we’ve got you covered.
Every year, around 200,000 film aficionados descend upon the city to the ten day movie extravaganza. This year promises to be bigger and better, and we’ll keep you updated as the information comes in on the latest happenings on the festival.