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Lighting Up the Festival: 23rd Busan International Film Festival Announces Opening Ceremony Hosts, KIM Nam-gil and HAN Ji-min|

Lighting Up the Festival: 23rd Busan International Film Festival Announces Opening Ceremony Hosts, KIM Nam-gil and HAN Ji-min





The 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).


With 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 Great Queen Seondeok (2009). Since then, he has shown his talent in numerous dramas Bad Guy, Shark and Live Up to Your Name, and now 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.


Han 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.




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