Tony Leung named Asian Filmmaker of the Year at Busan International Film Festival

  • Hong Kong actor Tony Leung Chiu-wai has been named Asian Filmmaker of the Year at the Busan International Film Festival.
  • Leung will collect his award at the event’s opening ceremony on Oct. 5.
  • The festival will open with a screening of “Scent of the Wind” by Hagi Mohaghegh and close with “A Man” from Japan’s Ishikawa Kei.
  • Leung is well known for his role in “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” and “In the Mood for Love.”

Hong Kong star Tony Leung Chiu-wai has been named the Asian Filmmaker of the Year by the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF).

Leung, who is known for his roles in films such as the 2000 romance “In the Mood for Love,” and most recently Marvel’s 2021 film “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” will be honored at the BIFF with a six-film showcase titled “In the Mood for Tony Leung.”

The showcase will present films personally selected by Leung, including the 1997 Hong Kong romantic drama film “Happy Together,” the 2002 Hong Kong action thriller film “Infernal Affairs” and “In the Mood for Love.”

Leung will collect his award at the festival’s opening ceremony on Oct. 5. The event will be held until Oct. 14.

The festival will open with a screening of “Scent of Wind” by Iranian director Hagi Mohaghegh and close with Japanese director Ishikawa Kei’s “A Man.”

A total of 243 films from 71 countries and territories will be played at the festival, including 89 world premieres and 13 international premieres. 

“This is the first time in three years that we will be normalizing to hold a whole intact festival, in terms of quality and quantity,” BIFF director Huh Moon-yung told Screen Daily. 

The line-up for the festival was revealed by Huh at a press conference held on Thursday.

 

Featured Image: GQ

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