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BONG Joon-ho spearheads PPP

2009/08/12 | 423 views | Permalink | Source

Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) unveiled the line-up of Pusan Promotion Plan (PPP). Korean directors Bong Joon-ho, Heo Jin-ho, Noh Kyeong-tae, Son Jae-gon, Han Jae-rim, and Lee Myung-se are among the influential names in cinema who will present their upcoming project at the 2009 edition. PIFF calls this year's selection the "toughest ever due to the many quality projects".

BONG will attend PPP with his French comic adaptation "Le Transperceneige" ("Snowpiercer") which will be produced by Park Chan-wook.

Lee Myung-se's next film is titled "Youth is Reckless". The film chronicles Japanese legendary samurai Miyamoto Musashi.

Heo Jin-ho will be present with his Chinese co-production "Season of Good Rain". Son Jae-gon returns with "Villain and Widow", Han Jae-rim presents "Trace", and Noh Kyeong-tae is to showcase his third yet untitled film.

Furthermore, Korean Jeong Jae-eun is part of PPP with a Japanese produced film, while Korean producer KO Young-jae ("Old Boy") participates with a film to be directed by Chinese Jin Guang Hao. Jeon Soo-il also turns to producing in collaboration with Ounie Lecomte and Eric Khoo.

PIFF also named an impressive list of international filmmakers who have been selected for PPP out of approximately 200 hopefuls. The final thirty participants include renowned directors like Aoyama Shinji and Pang Ho Cheung.

Pan Nalin (India) who is well known for Samsara, Pandora's Box director Yesim Ustaoglu (Turkey), and Bakhtiar Khoudojnazarov (Kazachstan) of Luna Papa, are more eye-catching PPP names highlighted by PIFF.

Since its inauguration in 1998, PPP has steadily grown in influence. PPP offers an important platform for talented Asian filmmakers to present their projects to the international film industry to secure financing and/or co-production deals. The event will take place during PIFF from 11 to 14 October.

Yi Ch'ang-ho (KOFIC)

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