South Korean Actor Song Kang Ho To Co-Host BIFF

luvsmiling, Sept. 7, 2015, 10:50 a.m.

Korean movie star Song Kang-ho and Afghan actress Marina Golbahari have been chosen to co-host the opening ceremony of this year's Busan International Film Festival, the festival authority said Monday. This will be the second time for Song to host the film festival after his first in 2001.

Song is a big-name actor in Korea, appearing in numerous Korean films such as "Joint Security Area/JSA" (2000), "The Host" (2006), "The Good, The Bad And The Weird" (2008), "Snowpiercer" (2013) and "The Attorney" (2013). Most recently, he played King Yeongjo of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), who confined and starved his own son to death in the upcoming local period drama film "The Throne."

Golbahari of "Osama" (2003) became the second foreign actress chosen to host the festival after Chinese actress Tang Wei. She earned international fame for her role as the title character in the 2003 film, playing a girl who had to dress and act as a boy to support her family during the Taliban years. The 20th edition of the festival is set to open on Oct. 1-10 in the southeastern port city of Busan.

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