Actress Cecilia Cheung arrives at the BIFF opening night gala. Her Dangerous Liaisons, also starring Jang Dong-gun, screens at the fest.
Korean actress Kang So-ra walks the red carpet at the opening night gala of the BIFF. The rising screen star goes a touch gothic in flowing black and silver ring with red rose.
Actress Moon Jung-hee arrives on the red carpet for the BIFF opening night gala. She later signed autographs for fans at a meet-and-greet event at the nearby Paradise Hotel.
Actress Nam Gyu-ri arrives at the Busan Cinema Center Theater for the festival-opening screening of Cold War. Nam is best known for her role in the popular Korean TV series, Life is Beautiful (Insaengeun Areumdawo), a family drama set on the island of Jeju.
Tang Wei and Ahn Sung-ki
BIFF festival host Tang Wei and South Korean film star Ahn Sung-ki attend the BIFF opening night gala. A BIFF veteran, Tang premiered Lust, Caution and Late Autumn at the festival in year's past.
Lee Yong Kwan
Festival director Lee Yong Kwan offers a few remarks at the opening night gala of the 17th Busan International Film Festival. This is Lee's second year as head of the festival.
BIFF Opening Ceremony
The luminaries of Asian cinema fill the house at the Busan Cinema Center Theater for the opening ceremony of the BIFF.
Former Miss Korea, Kim Sa-rang, arrives on the red carpet for the opening ceremony of the BIFF. The actress also took part in a gala event hosted by the Asia Pacific Actors Network (APAN) at the Paradise Hotel, where Asian celebs signed autographs and mingled with fans.