Song Joong-ki, Park So-dam to host Busan International Film Festival opening ceremony
Regarded as the first Korean space blockbuster, the movie was also released on Netflix.Park shot to global prominence as the crafty Ki-jung, the youngest daughter of the Kim family, in the widely celebrated South Korean film Parasite, directed by Bong Joon-ho.Prior to the multiple Academy Award-winning Parasite, she also starred in films like The Royal Tailor and The Silenced.
Song, best known internationally for hit Korean dramas such as ''Descendants of the Sun'' and ''Sungkyunkwan Scandal'', most recently played the titular role in Netflix's legal crime series ''Vincenzo''. He also appeared in the South Korean space Western film ''Space Sweepers''. Regarded as the first Korean space blockbuster, the movie was also released on Netflix.
Prior to the multiple Academy Award-winning ''Parasite'', she also starred in films like ''The Royal Tailor'' and ''The Silenced''. Her Korean drama credits include shows like ''A Beautiful Mind'', ''Cinderella and the Four Knights'' and ''Record of Youth''.
As previously announced, the BIFF will screen 223 films from 70 countries, of which 92 will be world premieres and four will be international premieres.
This year, the BIFF has introduced a new section ''On Screen'', which will showcase highly anticipated drama series that will be streamed over online video streaming platforms.
Yeon Sang-ho's ''Hellbound'', Kim Jin-min's ''My Name'', and ''Forbidden'', which was co-directed by Anucha Boonyawatana (Thailand) and Josh Kim (US) are the three dramas that have been invited to launch the segment.
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