The 16th Busan International
Film Festival in South Korea, one of the key film events in Asia, will launch
on October 6. This year's lineup of the festival's premieres and presentations
was announced at a recent press conference. Several Polish films will
screen at the festival.
The Flash Forward competition will feature Wymyk (Courage) by Greg
Zglinski, marking the film's international premiere. The Flash Forward competition
is a selection of films by first- and second-time directors from outside
Asia. This year's lineup features Courage
and nine other films. Erratum
by Marek Lechki received recognition of the jury in the Flash
Forward competition at last year's edition of the Busan International Film
Further details about this year's Flash Forward lineup
available at: www.biff.kr.
The World Cinema section will feature three Polish
Films. Busan will mark one of the first international screenings of Bitwa warszawska 1920 (Battle of
Warsaw 1920) by Jerzy Hoffman. After the world premiere in Toronto
(September 8-18), Wojciech Smarzowski's Róża
(Rose) will also screen in Busan. Both films were walewski.
The Busan IFF will also screen several international
co-productions that were co-financed by the Polish Film Institute. The
Norwegian film King of
Devil's Island by Marius Holst was co-produced by Poland's Opus
Film (screening in World Cinema). Another Polish co-production featured in
Busan is the feature-length animated film Crulic
- Droga na drugą stronę (Crulic), directed by Anca Damian (Wide
Angle section). The film's Polish co-producer is the Ferdynand Magellan
The 16th Busan International Film Festival
runs from October 6 through October 14, 2011.
Further details available at www.biff.kr.