Today is Friday and it's time for our Life With Culture segment. The Busan International Film Festival opened this week, and our culture correspondent Kim Bo-kyoung is down in Busan checking it out.
Bo-kyoung, tell us, how's the festival going?
Hi, Conn-young, it's the third day at BIFF and I'm out here right in front of the outdoor cinema at Busan Cinema Center.
Though the festival is quieter than last year, there are still lots of visitors who are looking forward to watching the movies. Take a listen to some of them.
"We were worried that this year's BIFF would be held online, but fortunately it wasn't so we are very happy to be here."
"It's such a meaningful chance for visitors to see films that couldn't be screened at other international film festivals."
Today's highlight at BIFF is a film titled 'Minari', which is going to be screened tonight at the BIFF Theater.
Based on the director's personal experience, the film shows a Korean-American family's journey searching for hope.
The film won the Audience Award and the Grand Jury Prize for the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.
The actors hope this movie can help brighten people's moods.
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"We had a Korean farm but my grandmother planted MInari just for us so it was only for our family. To me that kinda represents this sort of love that I felt, my grandma brought with her from Korea."
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"For Korean Americans I wonder and I hope that perhaps it could be generational salv, a healing."
Though today is our last day covering BIFF, the festival goes on until October 30th, right? Could you suggest what movies visitors might want to take a look at?
Sure, I asked the programmers who actually select the films for the festival to recommend some movies. Please keep in mind that all the recommended movies are screened inside the Busan Cinema Center.
This Sunday, the movie 'More Than Family' starring Crystal from the K-pop idol group f(x) tells a warm story for families.
Perhaps the most anticipated movie for animation lovers is Disney and Pixar's 'Soul' which shows the main character discovering life's most important questions.
The restored version of director Wong Kar-wai's 'In the Mood for Love' is also highly recommended.
'The Ties' which was the opening film of the Venice International Film Festival this year, follows a couple who cannot let go of each other even after divorce.
The programmer also suggested the Indian movie 'Where is Pinki' which tells the story of women dealing with life's contradictions while searching for a baby named Pinki.
Lastly, the closing film of this year's festival, the animated version of the Japanese movie 'Josee, the Tiger and the Fish' delivers a message of hope to the audience.
That's all from me and I hope lots of visitors can enjoy the movies here at the Busan International Film Festival.
Back to you Conn-young.