The 20th Busan International Film Festival announces Korean actor Song Kangho and Afghanistan actress Marina Golbahari as Opening Ceremony hosts at the Busan Cinema Center on October 1, 2015.
Song Kangho will be hosting the opening ceremony at Busan International Film Festival for the second time since 2001. Song has captivated audiences with performances in films of various genres including Joint Security Area (2000), The Host (2006), Secret Sunshine (2007) and The Good, the Bad, the Weird (2008). He firmly established himself as an actor that audiences can rely on for high quality and popular films like Snowpiercer (2013), The Face Reader (2013), and The Attorney (2013). His recent work with director Lee Joon-ik, The Throne (2015) will be released soon.
Marina Golbahari will be the second foreign actress to host the opening ceremony of Busan International Film Festival after Chinese actress Tang Wei in 2012. Though Afghan films are still unfamiliar to many audiences, filmmaking is actively taking place in Afghanistan despite harsh conditions. Osama (2003), which completely changed Marina’s life had the honor of being invited to Directors’ Fortnight (Quinzaine des Réalisateurs) and won her the Outstanding Younger Actor Award at Molodist International Film Festival in Ukraine and the Best Actress Award at the Cinemanila International Film Festival in Philippines. Osama was also invited and well-received at the 2003 Busan International Film Festival.
The 20th Busan International Film Festival will screen its opening film Zubaan after the opening ceremony.
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