Song Joong-ki for the 26th Busan International Film Festival: “As the Opening MC, hope I can be of some help”

Actor Song Joong-ki of the movie “Space Sweepers” (by Director Cho Sung-hee) explained why he hosted the opening ceremony of the Busan International Film Festival. 

Song Joong-ki said at the “Space Sweepers” Open Talk held on the outdoor stage of the Cinema Center in Haeundae-gu, Busan on Oct 7th as part of the 26th Busan International Film Festival, “I had promised to host the opening ceremony since last year. I couldn’t do it last year due to the pandemic, and I’m glad that I can come this year.” 

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He then said, “I thought I should be of some help to many seniors and juniors sitting down there. There was even director Lim Kwon-taek, senior Choi Min-sik and senior Park Hae-il right in front of me. It’s good that I can be of some help.” 

In addition, when asked how he felt about visiting the Busan International Film Festival, Jin Sun-kyu of “Space Sweepers” admitted he always feels the same coming to the Busan International Film Festival. “It’s like a festival, and I can feel that I’m surrounded by people who love movies. The sea, weather, and the delicious food are always good. Every time I filmed a movie, I keep wanting to come here,” he replied. 

“Space Sweepers” is a movie about the crew of the space garbage ship Victory in 2092 jumping into a dangerous deal after discovering Dorothy, a human-robot known to be a mass destruction weapon. It was released on Netflix in February and was loved by viewers around the world. 

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The 26th Busan International Film Festival will be held throughout Busan, including the Haeundae-gu Film Center, until Oct 15th. 223 movies from 70 countries will be invited and screened. The opening film is director Lim Sang-soo’s new film “The Land of Happiness,” starring actors Choi Min-sik and Park Hae-il. The closing film has been selected to be director Longman Leung’s “Anita Mui” which contains the life story of Hong Kong’s legendary star Anita Mui.

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Source: Nate

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