The 24th Busan International Film Festival Announces Opening Ceremony Hosts Jung Woo-sung and Lee Hanee

Published : Thursday, September 5, 2019, 2:49 pm
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The 24th Busan International Film Festival announces actor Jung Woo-sung and Lee Hanee as Opening Ceremony hosts.

Jung Woo-sung, a versatile actor who has thrived on challenges in every role he plays, and Lee Hanee, beloved Korean actress known for her solid on screen and TV series acting, will stand together at BIFF Theater, Busan Cinema Center for the Opening Ceremony of the 24th Busan International Film Festival.

One of Korea’s iconic actors, Jung Woo-sung started his acting career 25 years ago with The Fox With Nine Tails in 1994. The 1997 Beat helped Jung become a teenage cult figure in Korea and brought him widespread fame. He has since shown a wide spectrum of acting skills from box office hits including A Moment to Remember (2004), The Good, the Bad, the Weird (2008), Asura: The City of Madness (2016) and Steel Rain (2017) to TV series Athena: Goddess of War (2010), Padam Padam (2011). Jung Woo-sung has proved himself to be the best actor of Korea by winning the 55th Baeksang Arts Awards Grand Prize in the category of film and the 39th Golden Cinema Film Festival for the latest legal drama Innocent Witness (2019), where he plays the role of a lawyer Sunho. Jung will soon come back again to theaters with his new film BEASTS CLAWING AT STRAWS, coming out this year and Summit: Steel Rain, which is now filming.

Lee Hanee made her first debut in 2006 as the winner of Miss Korea, a national Beauty pageant in Korea. Lee has steadily built up a solid professional profile in a wide array of genres playing various and interesting characters by starring in television series Shark (2013), Modern Farmer (2014) and films Deranged (2012), Tazza-The Hidden Card (2014), and The Bros (2017). Lee Hanee also won the Award for Best Actress in the Korea Drama Festival and the Female Excellence Award for Monday-Tuesday Drama in MBC Drama Award 2017 for her outstanding performance in Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People (2017). In 2019, Lee starred in the comedy film Extreme Job, which became a box office hit surpassing 10 million admissions. The same year, she played in comedy crime drama The Fiery Priest (2019) which also had a commercial success, proving to be an actress with true versatility, rising to stardom. It is now expected that Lee could appear soon in Hollywood productions as she has signed with a U.S. talent agency William Morris Endeavor (WME) and a fully diversified management company Artist International Group.

■ Representative works of Jung Woo-sung
Film: Beat (1997), City of the Rising Sun (1999), Musa (2001), A Moment to Remember (2004), Sad Movie (2005), The Good, the Bad, the Weird (2008), Scarlet Innocence (2014), Asura: The City of Madness (2016), Steel Rain (2017), Innocent Witness (2019).

■ Representative works of Lee Hanee
Film: Deranged (2012), I am the King (2012), Tazza-The Hidden Card (2014), SORI: Voice from the Heart (2016), Fabricated City (2017), Heart Blackened (2017) The Bros (2017), Extreme Job (2019)

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