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Beijing International Film Festival Appoints KIM Ki-duk for Jury
Apr 02, 2015
- Writerby June Kim
THE WHISTLEBLOWER, DIRECTOR’S CUT, REVIVRE and THE ROAD CALLED LIFE Invited
The 5th Beijing International Film Festival, which has been growing into one of the biggest film festivals in the world, announced part of its programming on Tuesday. The festival has invited 930 global films from 90 countries around the world to compete for the Tiantan Awards. The event is co-hosted by the People’s Government of Beijing Municipality and the General Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of China.
KIM Ki-duk, the director of films like Pieta (2012) and Moebius (2013) has been chosen to join a group of industry professionals on the international jury. Chaired by auteur Luc Besson, the other members include Russian filmmaker Fedor Bondarchuk; Hong Kong filmmaker Peter CHAN; American screenwriter and filmmaker Robert Mark Kamen; Brazilian film producer, director, and screenwriter Fernando Meirelles; and Chinese actress ZHOU Xun. The group of seven will vote on fifteen films for ten awards which will be presented during the awards ceremony on closing night. The Tiantan Award includes Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Feature Film and Best Music.
Out of the programming announced thus far, four Korean films have been revealed. They are IM Soon-rye’s The Whistleblower, which will be in competition, while IM Kwon-taek’s Revivre and directors AHN Jae-hoon and HAN Hye-jin’s The Road Called Life are in the Panorama section, while PARK Joon-bum’s Director’s Cut is in Non-competition.
The annual Beijing International Film Festival will open its curtains on April 16th and close on the 23rd.