* Date : 2015-11-03
The 2015 Busan International Film Festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary. This year BIFF has renewed its records in terms of the numbers of films that were shown and the attending audience. It has grown to become the greatest film festival in Asia, highly anticipated by world filmmakers and actors.
Every year, BIFF serves as the gate for prominent film directors and movie stars of the world, and it was made possible by former chairman Kim Dong-ho, a living legend who launched the film festival. In 1996, at the age of 58, he launched the film festival despite strong doubts, and made it the foundation of development of Asia's cinema as well as for Korea.
The INNERview met with Kim, who now holds the title of honorary festival director after retiring in 2010, at Korea's only film museum to talk bout his love for cinema. The Korean Film Museum is operated by the Korea Film Archive and it holds exhibitions on regular basis for free to provide a glance of the Korean cinema history.
Kim has dedicated all his life for the development of cinema and art culture. He has traveled around the world to take part in many international film festivals to promote BIFF and Korean cinema as well as making invaluable friends in the world of film. As a result, he has many episode to share.
Kim also tells story behind in making his directorial debut short film [Jury], in which Korea's most famous actors Kang Soo-yeon and Ahn Sung-ki have starred in along with a world recognized film critic and director.
The INNERview is very pleased to present Dong-ho.