Actor Yang Jo-wi, who was chosen as the winner of the ‘Asian Film Artist of the Year’ award at the 27th Busan International Film Festival, expressed his love for Korean content.
On the morning of the 6th, at the KNN Theater in Haeundae-gu, Busan, actor Yang Jo-wi, who was selected as the winner of ‘Asian Film Artist of the Year’, held a press conference and met with domestic and foreign reporters. In the press conference on this day, Jo-wi Yang, the executive chairman of the Busan International Film Festival, and Moon-young Heo, the executive director, participated as moderators.
‘Asian Film Artist of the Year’ is an award given to an Asian filmmaker who has shown the most outstanding performance in the Asian film industry and cultural development during the year. This year, Yang Jo-wi, who has many fans in China as well as in Korea, was chosen and visited Busan.
Yang Jo-wi, who is considered one of the most important actors of his time, received a lot of love for his appearances in ‘Congqing Forest’, ‘Happy Together’, and ‘The Flower of Love’. In addition, he met audiences from all over the world by appearing in ‘Irresponsible Poetry’, ‘Cyclo’ and ‘Color, System’, which won the Golden Lion Award at the Venice International Film Festival.
In 2000, he won the Best Actor Award at the Cannes International Film Festival in France, and also set the record for the most awards for Best Actor by winning 5 gold medals at the Hong Kong Film Awards and 3 awards at the Golden Horse Awards.
On this day, Yang Jo-wi opened his mouth with a note of thanks, saying that he considered it an honor to receive ‘Asian Film Artist of the Year’.
Regarding the current trend, where K content is gaining popularity and interest worldwide, he said, “I have a long relationship with Korea. I have been visiting Korea for film promotions since 20 years ago. I have participated in the Busan International Film Festival since the 2nd time, and this is the 4th time. I am happy to see the current Korean content industry,” he said. He continued, “I enjoyed the works of actors Jeon Do-yeon and Song Kang-ho, as well as Old Boy,” he said.
Meanwhile, at the opening ceremony yesterday (the 5th), he was the last runner on the red carpet and drew cheers from 4,500 audiences. Also, during this festival, six of his representative works, selected by actor Yang Jo-wi, will be shown, including ‘Amhwa,’ which will be shown for the first time in Korea.
The 27th Busan International Film Festival, Asia’s best film festival, will be held for a total of 10 days from the 5th to the 14th.
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