On May 2nd the Jeonju International Film Festival began its twentieth annual installment. Han Ye-ri and Choi Won-young were on hand to emcee the opening ceremony, as well as head up the red carpet with its one hundred and seventy six actors and directors walking past for the benefit of cameras.
Han Ye-ri was wearing a sweet red dress and Choi Won-young was wearing a neat tuxedo. Both of them were at ease with the crowd of fans, which is little surprise given that both have had extensive careers in the South Korean entertainment industry.
Films showing at the Jeonju International Film Festival this year include "My Punch-Drunk Boxer", which stars Hyeri in an attempt to transition from popular actress to serious actress. "Ongals" features Cha In-pyo's debut as a director. "Somewhere in Between" is to be a showcase for Lee Dong-hwi.
The Jeonju International Film Festival will screen 262 movies (202 feature films and 60 short films) from 52 countries. It will end on May 11th.
Written by William Schwartz
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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