Links for BIFF 2011 Coverage


I like the photos in this one. A CINE 21 Coverage (a Korean magazine / internet portal for all things related Korean cinema)

It seems very high quality and the celebs look good! (some photos out there have bad lighting on them or have captured them in an awkward posture)

more to come- (if i’m not lazy)


CINE 21 이 진짜 괜찮네요-  잘 나온 사진들은 여기 다 모여있음



BIFF 2011 – Watching the Opening Ceremony

와- 영화제 개막식이다-  watching the opening ceremony of BIFF 2011.  They had it at their new cinema center (click for Hollywood Reporter article)  It is indeed a state of the art building.  Last year when I was in Busan, the area was under construction; can’t believe it is now all done!






It was the first year that the opening ceremony had two female MCs. (it’s always been a man and a woman). And they share the same first name: Ye Ji-Won and Um Ji-Won.  그런데 엄지원씨는 거인 같아 보였고 예지원씨는, 왜이리 짝나?!  Unbalanced, but somewhat cute and fun to watch 🙂





who is that interpreter lady?  통역 하시는 분 누구세요?  너무 잘하세요! she was so good!




waaaa— 와—–

(스텝들 애 먹었겠다. just imagine what staff had to go through though. )




the host for “TV Broadcast” section of the opening ceremony. 그런데 남자 왜이리 못해… 너무 어색하고 여자 아나운서 분, 힘드셨겠어요.  The guy was so bad though.  He is an actor, not an MC,  but why did they choose him in the first place?!



this guy.  이동진.  Lee Dong-Jin.  Korea’s popular film critic.  He still had his red rimmed glasses.  빨간뿔테 안경은 여전히.   아, 혹시 BIFF special 인가?!  is it perhaps specially worn for BIFF?!


영화의 전당… 영상도 쟁쟁하고 위에 나오는 이팩트도 우장장하고– 와… 스텝들 진짜 힘드셨겠어요.  수고하셨어요.  영화제 끝날때 까지 화이팅!  내년엔 좀 다시 가고싶네요~   지니생각.



BIFF 2011 – Opening Film – “오직그대만 (Always)”

2011 Busan International Film Festival’s Opening Film: 오직그대만 Oh-Jik-Geu-Dae-Man (literally “Only You”, but the official English title: “Always”)

This film sold out in 7 seconds. 7 SECONDS!!!!!

Starring So Ji-Sup 소지섭 (from Rough Cut)  and Han Hyo-Joo

melodrama… oh my… it looks very heartbreaking and breathtaking at the same time!  (very bad for the health indeed)

Related articles:

Viki – English article

Another English Article




PIFF (no, not BIFF yet for me) WITHDRAWALS! 피프 그리워!

우왕- major withdrawals of pusan film festival staff days (& endless no “kal-tweh-geun” nights)

나 진짜 부산영화제 스텝이던 작년이 그리워요! 지금 자켓 입고있어요. 뭐, 비가와서 입은거긴 한데, 지금 조금 더워졌지만 계속해서 입고있어요! (그래도 바지는 안입어). 다들 잘 지내요?! 다들 뭐하고 지내나?! 나의 옆에 앉아있던 언니는 그동안 컨택은 됐었고, 나의 앞에 앉아있던 오빠는 그동안 fb 에 잘도 조인 하셔서 가끔 하지만 꾸준히 소식을 들어왔고. 내 뒤에 내 앞앞에 내 옆뒤앞밑 아– 많은 사람들이 생각나네요. 지금 당장 비디오를 봐야겠어. 나, 비디오 음—청나게 찍던거 기억나죠? 나중에 영화 만드려고 간직하고 있다 (고 말하고 싶지만 아니에요 haha) , 하나하나 꺼내서 올려볼까요? 보시고 싶은 사람 계시겠죠? 아이고 말이 길어졌네. 근데 진짜, 부산, 영화제, 추억이 되었네요. 그리워! 보고파!

I will go back someday! But perhaps as a VIP guest… tehehe.

싸랑해 PIFF 2010