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20th Busan International Film Festival

The 20th Busan International Film Festival was held from October 1 to October 10, 2015 at South Korea's Busan Cinema Center and was hosted by Song Kang-ho and Marina Golbahari.[1]

20th Busan International Film Festival
Opening filmZubaan
Closing filmMountain Cry
LocationBusan Cinema Center, Busan, South Korea
Founded1995
Hosted bySong Kang-ho
Marina Golbahari
Festival dateOctober 1–10, 2015

In this year's festival, a total of 302 films from 75 countries was screened, with 94 serving as world premieres and 31 serving as international premieres.

The 302 films, which includes films from countries such as Japan, India, the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia and Iran, were played on 35 screens at six theaters in Busan, including Busan Cinema Center, CGV Centum City, Lotte Cinema Centum City, Dongseo University Sohyang Theater, Megabox Haeundae and Megabox Busan Theater.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8]

ProgramEdit

OpeningEdit

Gala PresentationEdit

A Window on Asian CinemaEdit

New CurrentsEdit

Korean Cinema Today - PanoramaEdit

Korean Cinema Today - VisionEdit

  • ALONE - Park Hong-min (Korea)
  • Another Night - Choi Yong-suk (Korea)
  • Another Way - Cho Chang-ho (Korea)
  • Blossom - Kim Jin-do (Korea)
  • Eyelids - O Muel (Korea)
  • Girl on the Edge (aka School Girl) - Park Geun-buem (Korea)
  • Overman - Seo Eun-young (Korea)
  • Recording - Park Min-kook (Korea)
  • Steel Flower - Park Suk-young (Korea)
  • The Battle of Gwangju - Lee Ji-sang (Korea)
  • The Boys Who Cried Wolf - Kim Jin-hwang (Korea)

Korean Cinema RetrospectiveEdit

Hidden Masterpieces of the 1960sEdit

  • A Bloodthirsty Killer - Lee Yong-min (Korea)[9]
  • The Body Confession - Jo Keung-ha (Korea)
  • The Cash Is Mine - Lee Sang-eon (Korea)
  • The DMZ - Park Sang-ho (Korea)
  • The Door of the Body - Lee Bong-rae (Korea)
  • The General's Mustache - Lee Sung-gu (Korea)
  • Trees Stand on Slope - Choi Ha-won (Korea)
  • When Night Falls at Myeongdong - Lee Hyung-pyo (Korea)

World CinemaEdit

Flash ForwardEdit

Wide AngleEdit

Korean Short Film CompetitionEdit

  • A Place Left Behind - Moon Ji-won (Korea)
  • Anna - Je Jung-mo (Korea)
  • Bargain - Lee Chung-hyun (Korea)
  • Boy with Guitar - Kwon Hyo (Korea)
  • DESK - Kim You-June (Korea)
  • Dishonor - Kim Ui-suk (Korea)
  • Family - Chong Seung-hyun (Korea)
  • Shame Diary - Lee Eun-jeong (Korea)
  • The Chicken of Wuzuh - Byun Sung-bin (Korea)
  • The Transfer Student - Park Ji-in (Korea)

Asian Short Film CompetitionEdit

  • For We Are Strangers - Nicole Midori Woodford (Singapore)
  • Hpakant Jade Life - Lee Yong Chao (Taiwan)
  • Nia's Door - Lau Kek Huat (Taiwan)
  • Octopus - Jaypee Hamoc Jr. (Philippines)
  • Opus - Sugita Satoru (Japan)
  • Rapture - Nima Farahi (Iran)
  • Spring Awakening - Cheng Ya-Chih (Taiwan)
  • The Shame - Sushan Prajapati (Nepal)
  • Three Wheels - Neang Kavich (Cambodia/France)
  • Time to Die - Wang Tong (China)

Short Film ShowcaseEdit

  • Ave Maria - Basil Khalil (Palestine/France/Germany)
  • Color of Asia - Newcomers - Asmita Shrish, Fateme Ahmadi, Phuttiphong Aroonpheng, Cheng Liang, Lee Han-jong (China/Korea/Nepal/Thailand)
  • Dancing Cat - Min Yong-keun (Korea)
  • Durga - Vivek Kajaria (India)
  • Junilyn Has - Carlo Francisco Manatad (Philippines)
  • Life on the Border - Hazem Khodeide, Zohur Saeid, Basmeh Soleiman, Delovan Kekha, Diar Omar, Mahmod Ahmad, Rounahi Ezaddin, Sami Hossein (Syria/Iraq)
  • Love Story Not - Yosep Anggi Noen (Indonesia)
  • RED EYE - Yoon Eun-hye - (Korea)
  • The Audition - Martin Scorsese (United States)
  • The Best Director - Moon So-ri (Korea)
  • Where Mermaids Go - Kim Tae-yong (Korea)
  • William Wilson - Emmanuel Ollivier (France)

Documentary CompetitionEdit

  • Boys Run - Kang Seok-pil (Korea)
  • Fireflies in the Abyss - Chandrasekhar Reddy (India/United Kingdom)
  • Look Love - Ye Yun (China)
  • Reach For The SKY - Choi Woo-young, Steven Dhoedt (Korea/Belgium)
  • Shahrzaad's Tale - Shahin Parhami (Iran/Canada/Korea)
  • Still and All - Kim Young-jo (Korea)
  • Twenty Two - Guo Ke (China/Korea)
  • We Shall Overcome - Mikami Chie (Japan)
  • Where am I?: Beyond Girl and Woman - Kim Hyo-jung (Korea)
  • Zen and Bones - Nakamura Takayuki (Japan)

Documentary ShowcaseEdit

CinekidsEdit

  • Boonie Bears: Mystical Winter - Leon Ding (China)
  • Dumbo - Ben Sharpsteen (United States)
  • Rainbow - Nagesh Kukunoor (India)
  • Raven the Little Rascal - The Big Race - Sandor Jesse, Ute von Münchow-Pohl (Germany)
  • The Incredible Story of the Stone Boy - Miguel Uriegas, Miguel Bonilla, Jaime Romandía, Pablo Aldrete (Mexico)
  • Trenk, the Little Knight - Anthony Power (Germany/Austria)

Animation ShowcaseEdit

Open CinemaEdit

Special Programs in FocusEdit

Asian Cinema 100Edit

(For the top 100 Asian films of all time, see Asian Cinema 100 Ranking)

My French CinemaEdit

Midnight PassionEdit

ClosingEdit

AwardsEdit

  • New Currents Award
  • BIFF Mecenat Award
    • Boys Run - Kang Seok-pil (Korea)
    • Look Love - Ye Yun (China)
    • Special Mention: Still and All - Kim Young-jo (Korea)
  • Sonje Award
    • Shame Diary - Lee Eun-jeong (Korea)
    • Nia's Door - Lau Kek Huat (Taiwan)
  • Actor & Actress of the Year Award
    • Lee Ju-won - ALONE (Korea)
    • Sun Jang - Communication & Lies (Korea)
  • FIPRESCI Award
  • NETPAC Award
    • Communication & Lies - Lee Seung-won (Korea)
  • Daemyung Culture Wave Award
    • Overman - Seo Eun-young (Korea)
  • KNN Award
    • Radio Set - Hari Viswanath (India)
  • Busan Bank Award
    • Highway to Hellas - Aron Lehmann (Germany)
  • Citizen Critics’ Award
    • ALONE - Park Hong-min (Korea)
  • Busan Cinephile Award
  • CGV Arthouse Award
  • DGK Award
  • The Asian Filmmaker of the Year
  • Korean Cinema Award

Asian Cinema 100Edit

Asian Cinema 100 ranks top 100 Asian films of all time and it was completed with the help from directors, critics, film scholars, and journalists from various countries. 73 film professionals participated in the project with a total of 113 films (including joint rankings) and 106 directors listed in the "Asian Cinema Directors 100". It will be updated every 5 years and is expected to focus more attention and studies on Asian films.[14]

Asian Cinema 100 RankingEdit

Rank Title Director Year Country
1 Tokyo Story Yasujirō Ozu 1953 Japan
2 Rashomon Akira Kurosawa 1950 Japan
3 In the Mood for Love Wong Kar-wai 2000 Hong Kong
4 The Apu Trilogy Satyajit Ray 1955
1957
1959
India
5 A City of Sadness Hou Hsiao-hsien 1989 Taiwan
6 Seven Samurai Akira Kurosawa 1954 Japan
7 A Brighter Summer Day Edward Yang 1991 Taiwan
8 Spring in a Small Town Fei Mu 1948 China
Still Life Jia Zhangke 2006 China
10 The Housemaid Kim Ki-young 1960 Korea
Close-Up Abbas Kiarostami 1990 Iran
12 Yi Yi Edward Yang 2000 Taiwan
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring Kim Ki-duk 2003 Korea
Oldboy Park Chan-wook 2003 Korea
15 Late Spring Yasujirō Ozu 1949 Japan
Taste of Cherry Abbas Kiarostami 1998 Iran
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives Apichatpong Weerasethakul 2010 Thailand
18 Ugetsu Monogatari Kenji Mizoguchi 1953 Japan
The Music Room Satyajit Ray 1958 India
The Cloud-Capped Star Ritwik Ghatak 1960 India
Where Is the Friend's Home? Abbas Kiarostami 1987 Iran
Raise the Red Lantern Zhang Yimou 1991 China
Seopyeonje Im Kwon-taek 1993 Korea
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Ang Lee 2000 Taiwan
Spirited Away Hayao Miyazaki 2001 Japan
Tropical Malady Apichatpong Weerasethakul 2004 Thailand
Mother Bong Joon-ho 2008 Korea
Poetry Lee Chang-dong 2010 Korea
A Separation Asghar Farhadi 2011 Iran
30 A Touch of Zen King Hu 1969 Taiwan
Manila in the Claws of Light Lino Brocka 1975 Philippines
Mandala Im Kwon-taek 1981 Korea
A Moment of Innocence Mohsen Makhmalbaf 1996 Iran
Happy Together Wong Kar-wai 1997 Hong Kong
The River Tsai Ming-liang 1997 Taiwan
Blissfully Yours Apichatpong Weerasethakul 2002 Thailand
37 Awara Raj Kapoor 1951 India
Floating Clouds Mikio Naruse 1955 Japan
Pyaasa Guru Dutt 1957 India
The Lonely Wife Satyajit Ray 1964 India
The Cow Dariush Mehrjui 1969 Iran
Red Sorghum Zhang Yimou 1987 China
Days of Being Wild Wong Kar-wai 1990 Hong Kong
Farewell My Concubine Chen Kaige 1993 China
Vive L'Amour Tsai Ming-liang 1994 Taiwan
The Adopted Son Aktan Abdykalykov 1998 Kyrgyzstan
Peppermint Candy Lee Chang-dong 1999 Korea
48 I Was Born, But... Yasujirō Ozu 1932 Japan
The Story of the Last Chrysanthemums Kenji Mizoguchi 1939 Japan
Living Akira Kurosawa 1952 Japan
Sansho the Bailiff Kenji Mizoguchi 1954 Japan
The House Is Black Forough Farrokhzad 1963 Iran
The Woman in the Dunes Hiroshi Teshigahara 1964 Japan
Scattered Clouds Mikio Naruse 1967 Japan
Daughter-In-Law Khodzhakuli Narliev 1972 Turkmenistan
Dersu Uzala Akira Kurosawa 1975 Japan
In the Realm of the Senses Nagisa Oshima 1976 Japan
The Time to Live and the Time to Die Hou Hsiao-hsien 1985 Taiwan
Through the Olive Trees Abbas Kiarostami 1994 Iran
Children of Heaven Majid Majidi 1997 Iran
Osama Siddiq Barmak 2003 Afghanistan
Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks Wang Bing 2003 China
Paradise Now Hany Abu-Assad 2005 Palestine
Mukhsin Yasmin Ahmad 2006 Malaysia
Secret Sunshine Lee Chang-dong 2007 Korea
66 The Goddess Wu Yonggang 1934 China
Humanity and Paper Balloons Sadao Yamanaka 1937 Japan
Street Angel Yuan Muzhi 1937 China
The Life of Oharu Kenji Mizoguchi 1952 Japan
Mother India Mehboob Khan 1957 India
Floating Weeds Yasujirō Ozu 1958 Japan
Good Morning Yasujirō Ozu 1959 Japan
Paper Flowers Guru Dutt 1959 India
The Naked Island Kaneto Shindo 1960 Japan
Intentions of Murder Shohei Imamura 1964 Japan
A Man Vanishes Shohei Imamura 1967 Japan
Holiday Lee Man-hee 1968 Korea
The Cruel Sea Khalid Al Siddiq 1972 Kuwait
Insiang Lino Brocka 1976 Philippines
Vengeance Is Mine Shohei Imamura 1979 Japan
Batch '81 Mike De Leon 1982 Philippines
Taipei Story Edward Yang 1984 Taiwan
The Runner Amir Naderi 1985 Iran
My Neighbor Totoro Hayao Miyazaki 1988 Japan
Ju Dou Zhang Yimou 1990 China
Life, and Nothing More... Abbas Kiarostami 1992 Iran
The Puppetmaster Hou Hsiao-hsien 1993 Taiwan
Chungking Express Wong Kar-wai 1994 Hong Kong
The Scent of Green Papaya Tran Anh Hung 1994 Vietnam, France
Gabbeh Mohsen Makhmalbaf 1995 Iran
The White Balloon Jafar Panahi 1995 Iran
The Day a Pig Fell into the Well Hong Sang-soo 1996 Korea
Hana-bi Takeshi Kitano 1997 Japan
Flowers of Shanghai Hou Hsiao-hsien 1998 Taiwan
Chunhyang Im Kwon-taek 1999 Korea
The Color of Paradise Majid Majidi 1999 Iran
A Poet Garin Nugroho 1999 Indonesia
Blackboards Samira Makhmalbaf 2000 Iran
The Circle Jafar Panahi 2000 Iran
The Day I Became a Woman Marzieh Meshkini 2000 Iran
Devils on the Doorstep Jiang Wen 2000 China
Platform Jia Zhangke 2000 China
Kandahar Mohsen Makhmalbaf 2001 Iran
Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance Park Chan-wook 2002 Korea
The Wind Will Carry Us Abbas Kiarostami 2002 Iran
Memories of Murder Bong Joon-ho 2003 Korea
The World Jia Zhangke 2004 China
Bright Future Kiyoshi Kurosawa 2004 Japan
The Host Bong Joon-ho 2006 Korea
Melancholia Lav Diaz 2008 Philippines
Wadjda Haifaa al-Mansour 2012 Saudi Arabia
Ilo Ilo Anthony Chen 2013 Singapore
The Owners Adilkhan Yerzhanov 2014 Kazakhstan

Asian Cinema Directors 100 RankingEdit

Rank Director Country
1 Yasujirō Ozu Japan
2 Hou Hsiao-hsien Taiwan
3 Abbas Kiarostami Iran
4 Akira Kurosawa Japan
5 Satyajit Ray India
6 Wong Kar-wai Hong Kong
Apichatpong Weerasethakul Thailand
8 Jia Zhangke China
Kenji Mizoguchi Japan
Edward Yang Taiwan
11 Zhang Yimou China
12 Tsai Ming-liang Taiwan
13 Kim Ki-duk Korea
Ritwik Ghatak India
15 Im Kwon-taek Korea
16 Lee Chang-dong Korea
Lino Brocka Philippines
18 Hong Sang-soo Korea
Mikio Naruse Japan
20 Nagisa Oshima Japan
King Hu Hong Kong
22 Mohsen Makhmalbaf Iran
23 Hayao Miyazaki Japan
24 Shohei Imamura Japan
Takeshi Kitano Japan
26 Kim Ki-young Korea
Jafar Panahi Iran
Ang Lee Taiwan
Bong Joon-ho Korea
Lav Diaz Philippines
Rithy Panh Cambodia-France
32 Park Chan-wook Korea
Jiang Wen China
Asghar Farhadi Iran
Tsui Hark Hong Kong
John Woo Hong Kong
Majid Majidi Iran
Lester James Peries Sri Lanka
Dariush Mehrjui Iran
Gerardo de León Philippines
41 Aktan Abdykalykov Kyrgyzstan
Yoji Yamada Japan
Yasmin Ahmad Malaysia
Shin Sang-ok Korea
Sadao Yamanaka Japan
Raj Kapoor India
Hany Abu-Assad Israel
Tran Anh Hung Vietnam
P. Ramlee Malaysia
Sun Yu China
Brillante Mendoza Philippines
Wang Bing China
Adoor Gopalakrishnan India
Chen Kaige China
Fei Mu China
Guru Dutt India
Ishmael Bernal Philippines
Anurag Kashyap India
Masaki Kobayashi Japan
Darezhan Omirbaev Kazakhstan
Lee Man-hee Korea
62 Chang Cheh China
Kiyoshi Kurosawa Japan
Garin Nugroho Indonesia
Mehboob Khan India
Juzo Itami Japan
Tolomush Okeyev Kyrgyzstan
Shaken Aimanov Kazakhstan
Seijun Suzuki Japan
Forough Farrokhzad Iran
Adilkhan Yerzhanov Kazakhstan
Siddiq Barmak Afghanistan
Zhang Yuan China
Rustem Abdrashev Kazakhstan
Davlat Khudonazarov Tajikistan
Khodzhakuli Narliev Turkmenistan
Elyor Ishmuhamedov Uzbekistan
Li Han-hsiang Hong Kong
Bahram Beyzai Iran
Jang Sun-woo Korea
Vichit Kounavudhi Thailand
Lu Ban China
Lo Wei Hong Kong
Kon Ichikawa Japan
Naomi Kawase Japan
Ziad Doueiri Lebanon
Karazan Kader Iraq
Hirokazu Koreeda Japan
Đặng Nhật Minh Vietnam
Rattana Pestonji Thailand
G. Aravindan India
Hiroshi Shimizu Japan
Hussein Haniff Singapore
Mike De Leon Philippines
Lamberto V. Avellana Philippines
Mario O'Hara Philippines
Johnnie To Hong Kong
Stephen Chow Hong Kong
Ann Hui Hong Kong
Tan Pin Pin Singapore
Amir Naderi Iran
Mira Nair India
Elia Suleiman Israel
Kidlat Tahimik Philippines

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