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Aaron Kwok to co-host Busan film fest

All Headlines 10:11 September 09, 2013
18th PIFF due on Oct. 3-12

Aaron Kwok to co-host Busan film fest

SEOUL, Sept. 9 (Yonhap) -- Hong Kong actor Aaron Kwok will open this year's Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), the event's organizers said Monday.

Kwok has been chosen to co-host the festival's opening ceremony on Oct. 3 along with South Korean actress Kang Soo-yeon, they said.

He will be the second foreign national to open the festival following Chinese actress Tang Wei, who hosted last year's opening ceremony.

The 48-year-old Kwok is a Hong Kong singer, dancer and actor who has been active since the 1980s and is also popular in South Korea.

Most recently, he starred in "Cold War," a Hong Kong crime thriller directed by first-time auteurs Sunny Luk and Longman Leung. He visited Busan last October to promote the film, which was chosen to open that year's BIFF. The film hit local theaters on Thursday, last week.

This year's festival is set to be held on Oct. 3-12 in the southern port city of Busan, featuring 301 movies from 70 countries.

sshim@yna.co.kr
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