The Hanoitimes - Director Tran Buu Loc has brought his film “Co Ba Sai Gon” (The Tailor) to the 22nd Busan International Film Festival, which opened on September 12 in Busan City, South Korea.
The film, highlighting Vietnam’s traditional Ao dai (long dress) and starring Ninh Duong Lan Ngoc, is enlisted in A Window on Asian Cinema, one of the ten main sections of the festival. Last year, Vietnam sent the film “Tam Cam: Chuyen Chua Ke” (Tam Cam: The Untold Story) to the festival.
Co Ba Sai Gon.
The 22nd Busan International Film Festival will be held from October 12 to October 21, 2017 at the Busan Cinema Center and hosted by Jang Dong-gun and Kim Ha-neul. A total of 298 films from 75 countries will be screened at the festival, including 100 world premieres and 29 international premieres. The event will run until October 21.
The Busan International Film Festival (BIFF, previously Pusan International Film Festival, PIFF), held annually in Haeundae-gu, Busan (also Pusan), South Korea, is one of the most significant film festivals in Asia.
The first festival, held from 13 to 21 September 1996, was also the first international film festival in Korea. The focus of the BIFF is introducing new films and first-time directors, especially those from Asian countries. Another notable feature is the appeal of the festival to young people, both in terms of the largely youthful audience it attracts and through its efforts to develop and promote young talent.
In 1999, the Pusan Promotion Plan (renamed Asian Project Market in 2011) was established to connect new directors to funding sources. The 16th BIFF in 2011 saw the festival move to a new permanent home, the Busan Cinema Center in Centum City.
The Busan Cinema Center is an about USD 150 million structure designed by Austria-based architecture collective Coop Himmelblau. The about 30,000 m² Cinema Center includes a 4,000-seat outdoor theatre; four indoor screens under an LED-covered roof; media center; archive space; and conference rooms; allowing the festival to include industry forums and educational activities.