The 27th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) starts on Wednesday, returning to its full configuration after being held in a scaled-down format during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The international premiere of Hadi Mohaghegh’s Iranian film Scent Of Wind opens the festival on October 5, before it closes with Japanese director Kei Ishikawa’s Venice title A Man on October 14.
BIFF, Asia's biggest film festival, kicks off Wednesday for a 10-day run in the southeastern port city of Busan. It will feature 243 films from 71 countries, including 89 world premieres and 13 international debuts.
The opening ceremony will be held in the outdoor theater of the Busan Cinema Center with some 4,000 film industry members taking part in the event. Actors Ryu Jung-yeol and Jeon Yeo-been will be the co-hosts of the ceremony.