Red carpet drama at Busan International Film Festival

17 October 2012 / 4 years 1 week ago

Source: Diva, AsiaOne

BUSAN, KOREA - The 17th edition of the Busan International Film Festival came to a close over the weekend, with a screening of "Television", a movie directed by Mostafa Farooki from Bangladesh.

In a departure from tradition where Korean films opened and closed the festival, Hong Kong crime thriller "Cold War", starring Tony Leung Ka Fai and Aaron Kwok, was the opening movie this year.In another first, the hosting role was handed to an international guest, China actress Tang Wei, who opened the festival alongside veteran South Korean actor Ahn Sung Ki.A glittering line-up of top Asian cinema stars converged on the South Korean city port for the 10-day event.

The bevy of Korean and Asian starlets included Hong Kong's Cecilia Chung and Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi.

South Korea's Lee Byung Hun, Moon So Ri, Shin Young Kyun and Jung Woo Sung were among the homegrown stars that dazzled fans.

The drama on-screen spilled over to the red carpet as well.

South Korean actress Kang Sora suffered an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction on the red carpet.

Kang arrived looking stunning in a flowing red gown. But she tripped over her long dress as she walked over to greet fans, causing her zipper to tear open right down her back.

Lucky for her, Kang managed to keep her dress up by holding the sides of her dress together as she made a quick exit.

"Thankfully, nothing big happened," her agent later told reporters.

Another South Korean actress, Oh In Hye, who caused a sensation with her revealing orange outfit at last year's festival, was a no-show this time.

But actress Bae So-eun stepped up to provide an eye-popping distraction this year, wearing a 4 million won (S$4,400) barely-there pink-nude silk dress.

The dress, handwoven with Swarovski crystals, exposed her whole back while barely covering up her front.

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