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Busan Film Festival in pictures: Stars light up the red carpet

The Busan International Film Festival kicked off on Thursday in the South Korean port city of Busan with a rich line-up of films and celebrities from Asia and beyond. Despite funding cuts, there was still plenty of glamour at the festival's 20th edition. The 10-day event will showcase 304 movies from 75 countries, including 94 world premiers. Here's a close-up look at the stars who turned up at the opening ceremony.


South Korean actress Ha Ji Won arriving at the opening ceremony of the 20th Busan International Film Festival in Busan, South Korea, on Oct 1, 2015. The film festival runs from Oct 1 to 10, 2015, with 304 titles from 75 countries to be screened. PHOTO: EPA


South Korean actress Son Eun Seo arriving at the opening ceremony of the 20th Busan International Film Festival on Oct 1, 2015. PHOTO: EPA 


Chinese actress Tang Wei  arriving at the opening ceremony of the 20th Busan International Film Festival on Oct 1, 2015.  She is married to South Korean film director Kim Tae Yong. PHOTO: AFP 


South Korean actor Han Ji Seok (left) and Hong Kong actor Simon Yam  arriving at the opening ceremony of the 20th Busan International Film Festival on Oct 1 2015. PHOTO: EPA


(From left to right) South Korean actress Ko A Sung, actor Kim Eui Sung and actress Ryu Hyun Kyung arriving at the opening ceremony of the 20th Busan International Film Festival on Oct 1,  2015. PHOTO: EPA


(From left to right) South Korean actor Lee Kwang Soo, actress Park Bo Young and Lee Chun Hee arriving at the opening ceremony of the Busan International Film Festival on Oct 1, 2015.  PHOTO: EPA


 South Korean actress Ye Ji Won arriving at the opening ceremony of the 20th Busan International Film Festival on Oct 1, 2015.  PHOTO: EPA


South Korean actress Son Ye Jin arriving at the opening ceremony of the 20th Busan International Film Festival on Oct 1, 2015. PHOTO: EPA


South Korean actress Chae Jung An arriving  at the opening ceremony of the 20th Busan International Film Festival  on Oct 1, 2015. PHOTO: EPA 


South Korean actress Kim Gyu Ri and her father arriving at the opening ceremony of the 20th Busan International Film Festival on Oct 1, 2015.  PHOTO: EPA 


 South Korean actress Lee Tae Ran arriving at the opening ceremony of the 20th Busan International Film Festival on Oct 1, 2015. 
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South Korean actress Jo Su Hyang arriving at the opening ceremony of the 20th Busan International Film Festival on Oct 1, 2015. 
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South Korean actress Kim Ko Woon and actor Kim Jung Hyun arriving at the opening ceremony of the 20th Busan International Film Festival on Oct 1, 2015. PHOTO: EPA 


South Korean actress Seo Yea Ji arriving at the opening ceremony of the Busan International Film Festival on Oct 1, 2015. PHOTO: EPA