This year′s Chinese Film Festival launched its five-day celebrations with a press conference and opening ceremony held on June 16.
The event is hosted by CJ EM and CJ CGV.
Many high-level officials and political figures, as well as stars from both Korea and China, poured in to attend the festival. The fans who had gathered to catch a glimpse of those stars also crowded the venue and packed it to the brim.
Director Wong Kar Wai of The Grandmasters, the opening film of the festival, as well as actors Zhang Ziyi and Tony Leung, CJ EM′s Jung Tae Sung, honorary ambassador Chun Jung Myung and more were present at the press conference held this day.
Zhang Ziyi said, "I was touched at the Korean filmmakers′ professional mindsets and care for details. I hope Korea and China continue to exchange cultures with more collaborations."
Many stars, such as Jang Dong Gun, Jung Woo Sung, Ahn Sung Ki, Song Hye Kyo, Moon So Ri, Ji Sung, Kim Sung Soo, Han Go Eun, Kim Ji Hoon, Park Shin Hye, Han Ye Ri and more walked the red carpet this day, answering fan calls and signing autographs.
Political figures also met this day, sharing conversations on the relationship between Korea and China.
Jung Tae Sung of CJ EM commented, "CJ will continue to provide locations in which filmmakers from both countries can communicate with each other. CJ will provide the stepping stone on which Asian film can step to higher levels, and it will also globalize the culture industry to lead the creative economy."
The Chinese Film Festival will take place until June 20.
Photo credit: Hea Jung Min