Typhoon Kong-Rey is battering the South Korean coast this weekend, but even that isn’t stopping the annual Busan International Film Festival!

The festival started on Thursday, and many of today’s events were moved indoors or postponed for safety as the typhoon made landfall. However, most events continued and movie fans have got plenty of time left to enjoy the event as the festival runs until next Saturday, 13 October.

The film festival, now in its 23rd year, features 324 movies from around the world this time, including homegrown Korean flicks. The event hosts 140 world and international premieres, and celebs from around the global movie industry attend many of the events and premieres.

Tickets for each general screening are just 6,000 KRW (approx £4) – available in advance online or at the box office on each day of the screenings. The 3DX and 4DX screenings are just a little more expensive at 8,000 KRW (approx £5.40). The most expensive ticket is for the closing ceremony, 20,000 KRW (approx £13.50).

For more information on the BIFF screenings and tickets, check the official English site.


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