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Lee Jun-Hyuk, Lee Joo-Young to Host Closing Ceremony of Busan International Film Festival
Actor Lee Jun-Hyuk (left) and actress Lee Joo-Young will host the closing ceremony of the 26th Busan International Film Festival.

The 26th Busan International Film Festival has selected actor Lee Jun-Hyuk and actress Lee Joo-Young to host the closing ceremony, which will be held on Oct. 15, 2021 at 19:00 (KST).

Actor Lee Jun-Hyuk, who has reached a wide audience with his outstanding performances in the films Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds (2017) and Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days (2017), is constantly expanding his filmography by working in various projects.

Lee, who has continually broadened the range of his versatile acting by portraying diverse characters, has acted in drama series, such as Stranger (2017) and Stranger 2 (2020), and the films No Mercy (2018) and Baseball Girl (2019).

His recent title, Firefighters (2020), which is a humanist film based on the true story of the 2001 Hongje-dong fire incident, is about to premiere, raising expectations of the audience.

Actress Lee Joo-Young started her career in the short film Encounter (2012), and displayed her wide spectrum of talent by acting in various titles, such as Beauty of Journey (2013), The Transfer Student (2015) and A Quiet Dream (2016).

Lee left a captivating impression with her performances in many films and TV series, such as Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo (2016), Jane (2016), Maggie (2018), Baseball Girl (2019), and Itaewon Class (2020), which presented her unique style of character build-up and original approach to acting.

Lee won four awards at the Busan International Film Festival 2018, including the KBS Independent Film Award, the CGV Arthouse Award, the Citizen Critics’ Award, and the Actress of the Year, for her role in the film Maggie (2018), which was invited to the Korean Cinema Today-Vision section of BIFF.

■ Actor Lee Joon-Hyuk’s Filmography

- Films: Fortune Salon (2009), I Saw The Devil (2010), The Peach Tree (2012), Two Rooms, Two Nights (2016), Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds (2017), Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days (2017), No Mercy (2018), Baseball Girl (2019), Firefighters (2020)

- Drama Series: The City Hall (2009), Three Brothers (2009), I Am Legend (2010), Secret Garden (2010), City Hunter (2011), Man From the Equator (2012), Half of a Fairy Tale (2012), My Blooming Days (2014), House of Bluebird (2015), The Birth of a Married Woman (2016), Naked Fireman (2017), Stranger (2017), Summer Days (2017), Are You Human? (2018), A Poem A Day (2018), Life (2018), Designated Survivor: 60 Days (2019), The Lies Within (2019), Stranger 2 (2020), 365: Repeat the Year (2020), Dark Hole (2021)

■ Actress Lee Joo-Young’s Filmography

- Films: Encounter (2012), Beauty of Journey (2013), Living Things (2013), The Transfer Student (2015), A Quiet Dream (2016), The Eternal Theme of Humanity (2016), Channel CGV Movie House (2016), Jane (2016), Alone Together (2017), An Algorithm (2017), Jamsil (2018), The Negotiation (2018), Maggie (2018), Baseball Girl (2019), Broker (Working Title, 2020)

- Drama Series: Horror Delivery Service (2016), Women at a Game Company (2016), Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo (2016), School of Hip Hop (2017), Something in the Rain (2018), The Ghost Detective (2018), Drama Special: House of the Universe (2019), Itaewon Class (2020), Times (2021)




 

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