Lighting Up the Festival: 23rd Busan
International Film Festival Announces Opening Ceremony Hosts, KIM Nam-gil and
23rd Busan International Film Festival announces actor Kim Nam-gil
and Han Ji-min as Opening Ceremony hosts. Kim Nam-gil, active and known for
solid acting, both on screen and in TV dramas, and Han Ji-min, consistent in
performing various characters regardless of the genre, will create a new
harmony at the Opening Ceremony of the 23rd Busan International Film
Festival on October 4th (Thu).
his official actor debut in 2003, Kim Nam-gil has been loved by many for
playing varied roles such as a main character in No Regret (2006) and ‘Bidam’ in The
GreatQueen Seondeok (2009).
Since then, he has shown his talent in numerous dramas Bad Guy, Shark and Live Up to Your Name, andnow he has finally achieved recognition
as a competent actor embracing Asia. In particular, he has been highly praised
for playing a murderer in Memoir of a
Murderer (2017) last year that surpassed the character in the original
novel. Kim will play an exorcist in the newest film Closet this winter and show his great depth as fine actor.
Ji-min made her debut in 2003 with All In
as a child of the heroine and took the first main role in Good Person in the same year. She has built a prolific career,
appearing in the first film Blue Swallow
(2005) and has captivated audiences through succeeding at every work she has
starred in since: Detective K: Secret of
the Virtuous Widow (2011), The Plan
Man (2014), The Age of Shadows
(2016). In Two Lights: Relumino
(2017), Han performed with great skill as an aroma therapist ‘Soo-young.’ She
has been recently loved by viewers by playing the role of a realistically busy
working-mom, ‘Woo-jin’ in the drama Familiar
Wife. Last not but least, Han Ji-min will return with great expectations in
October with the newest film Miss Baek
in diametrically different, yet intense characters.
Major Filmography of KIM Nam-gil No Regret (2006), Public Enemy Returns (2008), Modern Boy (2008), Portrait of a Beauty (2008), Lovers Vanished (2010), The Pirates (2014), The Shameless (2015), Pandora (2016), One Day (2017), Memoir of a Murderer (2017), The Odd Family: Zombie On Sale (2018)
Major Filmography of HAN Ji-min Blue Swallow (2005), The Cut (2007), Detective K: Secret of the Virtuous Widow (2011), The Plan Man (2014), The Fatal Encounter (2014), Salut d’Amour (2015), The Age of Shadows (2016), Two Lights: Relumino (2017), Miss Baek (2018)
The 23rd Busan International Film Festival will be held from October 4, 2018 to October 13, 2018. Asian Film Market will be held from October 6, 2018 to October 9, 2018. Asian Project Market will be held from October 7, 2018 to October 9, 2018.