(Photo : ) Leading Korean film directors Bong Joon Ho, Park Chan Wook, and Ryoo Seung Wandemonstrated their support for independence at the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF)
On February 5, the domestic outlet Joy News published reported the addition of the head K-movie auteurs to the #ISUPPORTBIFF movement.
(Photo : BIFF ) The acclaimed directors, who are actively concerned with BIFF and its organizing committee participated in a silent protest, where members of the creative community collectedto specific their issuesreferring to Busan Town Council, which placed power on BIFF director Lee Yong Kwon, following his resolution to screen "The Fact Will Now not Sink With Sewol."
"The Truth Won't Sink With Sewol" is a arguable 2015 documentary that was oncethe primary film to investigate the cases surrounding the tragic April 2014 accident, which resulted in the deaths of three hundred passengers. The bulk of the casualties were collegekids and teens.
"Shot in the instantaneous aftermath of the disaster, the documentary's recommendation that govt incompetence becomepartially to blame for the tragedy angered local Busan officials," acknowledged a representative for Rotterdam Film Festival spokesperson, Melanie Goodfellow, in an English-language treatisewritten in support of BIFF.
Goodfellow enduredto offer an explanation in regards to theconditionsthat havecausedcritical political backlash starting fromloweredinvestment for the festival, which is probably the most preeminent occasions in Asian film to alleged monetary investigations surrounding Lee Yong Kwon.
"Busan Urban Municipality demanded BIFF to tug the film from the program after it was announced it should screen in the 2015 edition," said Goodfellow. "Lee refused. Since then, he has been belowconsistentstrain to hand over as director of the festival."
In addition to support from best Korean directors, Busan International Film Festival has won words of encouragement from leading members of the global cinematographic community.
Bong Joon Ho continues to solidify his blockbuster Netflix-backed project, "Okja," as the esteemed director maintains the overseas momentum sustained through his French-Korean dystopian production, "Snowpiercer."
Ryoo Seung Wanis following the meteoric run of his 2015 hit, "Veteran," with "Battleship," a monolithic war flick starring Hwang Jung Min, Song Joong Ki, and So Ji Sub.
Park Chan Wook is slated to direct an adaptation of the japanese science-fiction tome, "Genocidal Organ."
Meanwhile, the 2016 Busan International Film Festival is slated for October 6 thru 15.