ScreenDaily, one of our favorite breaking-news industry blogs, is just as excited about Arnold Schwarzenegger’s appearance as we are!
From the ScreenDaily blog,
The event, staged by Chapman University’s Dodge College Of Film And Media Arts in association with South Korea’s Busan International Film Festival, will screen Schwarzenegger’s The Last Stand [pictured] directed by Kim on opening night in Orange County.
The official line-up includes A Werewolf Boy, Dangerous Liaisons, Bleak Night, Tale Of Two Sisters and The Good, The Bad, The Weird.
For the first time there will be a short film competition. For further details visit the official website.
And, from another corner of the world, comes this summary:
Award-winning writer/director Kim Jee-woon and Hollywood icon Arnold Schwarzenegger, along with screenwriter and Dodge College alumnus Andy Knauer (MFA/Screenwriting’06), will open the festival with a special presentation of their recent collaboration “The Last Stand” on 8 March at Marion Knott Studios on Chapman University’s campus in Orange. Kim Jee-woon will be honored with a special icon award and participate in a moderated discussion with Schwarzenegger.
The Busan West lineup will feature acclaimed films from five countries: China, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore and the U.S.
New to the festival this year is a competition for short films. Twenty short films are scheduled to screen during the festival and awards will be presented at the festival’s Closing Night reception, 10 March. The two winning short films will be programmed at the 2013 Busan International Film Festival in October.