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HOU Hsiao-Hsien, KORE-EDA Hirokazu, LEE Chang-dong
HOU Hsiao-Hsien, KORE-EDA Hirokazu, LEE Chang-dong

HOU Hsiao-Hsien, KORE-EDA Hirokazu, LEE Chang-dong, considered the most respected filmmakers in Asia, will visit Busan for the ‘Special Talk1: Three Masters’ event of the 21st Busan International Film Festival.

Gathering the 3 masters into one place has a significant meaning for Asian filmmakers as well as will draw significant attention from audiences. Director Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Kore-eda Hirokazu, and Lee Chang-dong are all prominent filmmakers in Asia who have been recognized at prestigious global film festivals. As the great number of cineastes has shown the strong support and encouragement for the Busan International Film Festival over the last 20 months, these three directors eagerly visit Busan with the great affection for BIFF and mutual respect towards each other.

The possible ways to achieve the mutual growth of Asian Cinema, where lacks the solidarity found in Western Cinema, will be intensively discussed during the event. A Special Talk hosted by the 3 master filmmakers will discuss new methodology for the future development of Asian Cinema. With its significant meaning, this event will be a cornerstone over the next 20 years for BIFF as well as the whole Asian Cinema.

‘Special Talk: Three Masters’ will be moderated by the film critic Huh Moonyung on October 10th.

HOU Hsiao-hsien

Hou Hsiao-Hsien is an award-winning film director and a leading figure of Taiwan New Cinema. He made his directorial debut with Cute Girl 1980), he has known for his masterpieces like A Time to Live and A Time to Die (1985), A City of Sadness (1989), Flowers of Shanghai (1998), Three times (2005). He also won the Award for Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival 2015 with The Assassin (2015).

KORE-EDA Hirokazu

Born in Tokyo, acclaimed producer, writer, and director Kore-eda Hirokazu graduated from Waseda University. He first intended on a career as an author before going into documentary television making and later filmmaking. His filmography as director includes Wonderful Life (1998), Nobody Knows (2004), Still Walking (2008), I Wish (2011) and Like Father, Like Son (2013), which won the Pix du Jury at the Cannes International Film Festival 2013, Our Little Sister (2015), and After the Storm (2016).

LEE Chang-dong

Director Lee Chang-dong debuted with his film, Green Fish (1997). His second film, Peppermint Candy (2000) was invited to the Cannes’s Directors’ Fortnight, and his third feature film, Oasis (2002) received the Special Director’s Award at Venice International Film Festival. His fourth film, Secret Sunshine (2007) also won various major awards from prestigious international film festivals, including the Cannes Film Festival. He won the Best Screenplay Award at the Cannes Film Festival for his recent film, Poetry (2010). Lee Chang-dong is acknowledged as the representative director of Korean cinema.

21st Busan International Film Festival will be held Thursday, October 6, 2016 to Saturday, October 15, 2016
Asian Film Market will be held Saturday, October 8, 2016 to Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Asian Project Market will be held Sunday, October 9, 2016 to Tuesday, October 11, 2016

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