You know you want to see it. You've been waiting to see it more than the Lion King in 3D (which you already saw because you have daddy issues).
Wait no longer.
WHAT: BUSAN WEST ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL
WHO: Bong Joon-ho – Writer/ Director (Mother, The Host, Memories of Murder)
Bob Bassett – Dodge College of Film and Media Arts’ Dean
Carolyn V. Cavecche – Mayor of Orange
Sukhee Kang – Mayor of Irvine
*More names are scheduled to be announced
WHERE: Marion Knott Studios, Chapman University 326 W. Palm St., Orange, CA, 92866
WHEN: Friday, November 11, 2011
Red Carpet Arrivals Busan West Asian Film Festival, hosted by Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, in continued partnership with Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), Asia’s largest film festival, presents an exciting and unique filmmaker showcase that brings Asian films and filmmakers from BIFF to the U.S. to create a new platform for heightened recognition outside of Asia.
Bong Joon-ho will receive the Busan West Icon Award and present his hit film “The Host 3D,” which will make its U.S. premiere, to open Busan West on Friday, November 11th, following the Icon award ceremony. Busan West 2011 will feature eleven feature films from five countries: China, Korea, Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam.
Three of those films will make their North American premiere at Busan West including Bong Joon-ho’s “The Host 3D,” the Korean animation feature “Leafie, A Hen Into the Wild” directed by Oh Seong-yun and Filipino drama “Niño” directed by Loy Arcenas, winner of the New Currents Award from BIFF 2011.