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Chinese director Feng Xiaogang's new war movie to open Busan film festival

Chinese director Feng Xiaogang's new war movie to open Busan film festival

Chinese director Feng Xiaogang's new war story "The Assembly" will debut as the opening movie at Pusan International Film Festival in October, organizers said Tuesday.
"The Assembly" is an adaptation of a short story about a soldier who seeks recognition for his fallen comrades during the Chinese civil war in 1949 between the Communists and the Nationalists, who retreated to Taiwan.
The movie has South Korean ties _ it's a co-production between China's Huayi Brothers and South Korea's MK Pictures and its special effects were produced by computer artists who worked on the 2004 South Korean war movie "Taegukgi."
The Busan event, which retains the old spelling of the southern resort town, runs from Oct. 4-12.
One of China's most successful commercial directors, Feng's credits include "A World Without Thieves," "The Banquet" and "Cell Phone."
His next feature is a comedy called "Royalty" in Chinese, about wealthy people in Beijing.
Busan organizers also announced that the festival will close with a showing of the Japanese animated movie, "Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone," a movie version of a 1995 TV animation series. The film was directed by Hideaki Anno and Kazuya Tsurumaki and Masayuki.


Updated : 2020-12-01 14:26 GMT+08:00