Pusan fest to have greater Euro accent

Eurozone titles up 33% from last year's edition

LONDON -- October's Pusan International Film Festival is set to have an even heavier European accent than last year.

European Union-backed trade body European Film Promotion said Tuesday that 85 Eurozone titles will unspool during the festival, up a third from last year's tally from the continent.

EFP, with cash backing from the EU's Media program, plans to ship a 20-strong party of actors, directors, writers and producers from 13 European countries to the event in Korea's second-largest city.

Guests scheduled to attend include Jean-Luc Godard's "favorite actress" Anna Karina, German director Emily Atef and Italian director Paolo Taviani.

The festival also plans to include a focus on Romanian Cinema with a sidebar on the "Romanian New Wave."

EFP is additionally setting up an extended umbrella office at the Asian Film Market (Oct. 3-6), which can be used by the European film industry for business meetings, film screenings and the display of promotional material.

The Pusan International Film Festival is set for Oct. 2-10.