Recently, South Korea hosted the 19th annual Busan International Film Festival with Japan in hopes of resolving past difficulties and territorial disputes. The major objective of this festival is to give actors and directors from both countries an opportunity to showcase their work throughout the globe.
Collaborating with each other also allows them to network with the best talents in the film world. Well-known Japanese actor and South Korean actress Moon So-ri hosted this event back on October 2. One film that reflects both cultures is called “Kabukicho Love Hotel” directed by Japanese director Ryuichi Hiroki. It is set in Tokyo’s Kabukicho entertainment and red-light district close to an area in which many Koreans reside.
Another film worth checking out is “Hill of Freedom” directed by Korean director Hang Sang-soo starring Japanese actor Ryo Kase. This festival should be seen as a stepping stone in bridging the gap and creating a professional, long-lasting relationship for many years to come.
As long as people are interested in seeing films, we have a duty in making sure that the audience can connect them with their daily experiences. For more information about this past festival check out the link below: