Busan’s Film Festival 2019

Busan International Film Festival: 3 Oct – 12 Oct 2019

This year, Busan International Film Festival is celebrating its 24th edition with a new programming team, new-look sections and outreach initiatives for the local community. A total of 299 films from 85 countries will be featured including 145 World & International Premieres

Over the past few years, Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) has been making its way out of a long tunnel in the aftermath of a national-government blacklisting and filmmaker boycotts, as well as recovering from the loss of its highly respected co-founder and Asian cinema programmer Kim Ji-seok.

Joan of Arc Bruno DUMONT

The Cave Tom WALLER

The Garden of Evening Mists Tom Shu-Yu LIN

Guests set to attend this edition include Mohsen Makhmalbaf, who sits on the Kim Jiseok Award jury and has his latest film Marghe And Her Mother in the Icons section; Park Chan-wook, who is presenting his watershed thriller Oldboy in the Korean cinema centennial programme; Hirokazu Kore-eda, who is screening The Truth as a Gala Presentation, as well as accepting the Asian filmmaker of the year award; and Japanese star Joe Odagiri, who is presenting his feature directorial debut, They Say Nothing Stays The Same, in A Window on Asian Cinema.

Other guests include Timothée Chalamet and Joel Edgerton, who are starring in The King, screening as a Gala Presentation; Costa-Gavras, who has Adults In The Room in Icons; and Mike Figgis, who is heading the New Currents jury.

Theaters: Busan Cinema Center, LOTTE CINEMA Centum City, CGV Centum City, MEGABOX Haeundae (Jangsan), Sohyang Theater Centum City, LOTTE CINEMA Daeyoung

Download program schedule and tickets here

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