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Pusan International Film Festival’s opening night

It’s kind of unnerving how all the news right now is either Choi Jin-shil‘s sudden death or the 13th Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF), and sometimes while looking through the news listings, it’s easy to confuse the two based on the thumbnail images. (Given the timing, as far as I can see, there were no overlaps in attendees — or at least, very few — between PIFF and Choi Jin-shil’s funeral viewing.)

October 2 saw the opening night to the nine-day festival; PIFF closes on October 10 and is the largest film festival in Korea, and one of the largest in Asia. Over the course of the week, more than 300 films will be screened from 60-plus countries.

Kim Rae-won and Han Eun-jung, above, came as brand models for PIFF sponsor L’Oreal. Other famous name actors showed up to the red carpet night; the opening film was Kazakhstan’s The Gift to Stalin, as well as the Hyun Bin & Lee Bo-young film I Am Happy.

 

 
Stars of PIFF selection I Am Happy, Hyun Bin (Snow Queen) and Lee Bo-young (Queen of the Game) look a little deer-in-headlights in the first photo, but at ease in the second:

 
No high-profile red carpet is complete without Jang Dong-gun (Friend, The Coast Guard):

 
Kim Rae-won (Gourmet) poses with Han Eun-jung (Lawyers of Korea); Jung Ryeo-won (My Girlfriend Has Two Faces) stands tall in her rose gown:

 
Shin Mina (Go Go 70) is pretty, but kind of bridal, in white:

 
Kim Jung-eun (Forever the Moment) has been looking fantastic on red carpets this year, but I’m a little tired of her bronzed/Grecian look — this has to be at least the third time this year she’s done this silhouette and aesthetic.

 
I could do without the fur, but Kang Hye-jung (Herb) and Shin Hyun-joon (Last Present) look polished with their old-world glamour:

 
I loved Gong Hyo-jin‘s (Thank You) look… until she turned around. (Still, she looks fresh and pretty, which is hard to do when you’re trailing a bear rug.)

 
Gorgeous color (and beautiful draping) on Park Eun-hye (Yi San):

 
This silhouette is adorable on Go Ara (Who Are You) — it’s very young but glam (if only it didn’t remind me of hateful Kenley on Project Runway…):

 
Gourmet‘s Kim So-yeon really pops in this splash of color. Hard to pull off, but she looks gorgeous.

 
Lee Yeon-hee (East of Eden) looks sweet in pink:

 
Dapper Cha Seung-won (Eye for an Eye, Tooth for a Tooth):

 
The always impeccably dressed Eom Ji-won (The Good, the Bad, the Ugly):

 
Stop slouching, Eugene! (Three Dads, One Mom). Child actress Kim Hyang-gi (Bad Couple) is absolutely darling, here with singer Im Sung-eon

 
I wouldn’t think brown would be a great red-carpet look, but Joo Ji-hoon (Devil) is kind of rocking this old-school (Roaring ’20s?) style:

 
I’m sorry to say Kim Sun-ah (When Night Comes) looks a little frumpy, which is too bad since she can work the sexy gown like nobody’s business. Lee Dong-wook (La Dolce Vita) looks a bit plain, but okay.

 
The dresses are a little expected, but Kim Ji-soo (Women in the Sun) looks great, and so does Kim Bo-yeon (Love & Marriage):

 
Jung Sun-kyung (Catch a Kangnam Mother) and Choi Jung-yoon (Radio Star) both do black, but in contrasting textures:

 
Ahn Sung-ki (May 18), Kim Kang-woo (Bichunmu):

 
Lee Da-hee (Legend):

 
Lee Hwa-seon‘s gown looks like it’s sprouting up around her torso…

 
Lee Ki-woo (Someone Behind You) is tall, clean, and sleek. Rawr.

 
Lee Wan (Insoon Is Pretty) and Song Chang-eui (Scale of Providence), co-stars of Boys Don’t Cry:

 
Lee Jung-jin (Bottom of the Ninth with Two Outs) with Lee Jin (Hometown of Legends). She looks pretty, but there’s something weird going on with the fit of her dress — the waist and the ankles, for instance. It almost looks like the dress is sagging off her shoulders.

 
My Sweet Seoul co-stars Lee Seon-kyun and Choi Kang-hee show up together:

 
Oh Ji-ho (Single Papa in Love) and Yoon Ji-min (HIT):

 
Park Hae-il (Modern Boy) looks fine. But what happened to Lee Han (Goodbye Solo, When Spring Comes)??? It almost looks like he’s going for the same look as Shin Hyun-joon (above), but he doesn’t pull it off with the same masculine panache.

 
Park Jin-hee (War of Money) and Yeh Ji-won (Mixed-up Investigative Agency). Park Jin-hee is so pretty, but sometimes she comes off looking a little… cheap.

 
I don’t know what the heck they’re doing here, but Wonder Girl So Hee appears without her groupmates, here with singer Park Joon-hyung and Svengali JYP (Park Jin-young), who looks like he’s conducting an orchestra on top and going horseback riding on bottom. Equestrian symphony hybrid?

 
Baek Sung-hyun (Our School E.T.) and Bong Tae-kyu (Working Mom):

 
Japanese actress Ueno Juri, Yoon Jin-seo (Beastie Boys), and Kim Ji-sook (Stairway to Heaven):

 
American actors Moon Bloodgood of Eight Below and James Kyson Lee of Heroes:

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Everybody looks gorgeous but Im really loving Jung Ryeo-won and Kim So-yeon's looks

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Lee Ki Woo somehow reminds me of Kim Bum; lol they're both hot so its a good thing : )

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Theres a Park Hae il in east of eden? Anyways, theres no body particularly well dressed this time around. Looks like Yoon Ji Min wore the same dress Han Ye seul wore at the baek sung awards (sp?). I think Lee Yeon Hee and So Hee need to switch dress. JYP is wearing the front butt pants of doom + shiny rain boots. Oh, thats DEFINITELY approperiate for an award show.

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So many pretty people. *_*

Is JYP wearing rubber rain boots? :P

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OMG! Kim So-yeon is SO stunning!!!

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LYH = gorgeous

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JYP's outfit looks like the black version of the outfits Andre Kim wears. And So Hee's dresses are getting shorter. I would have like to see her in an elegant long dress with her flowy hair. Doesn't she know that this is a red carpet event and not a shooting for the latest Wondergirls video? And what's with Park Joon-hyung's sneakers. I'm also sad about Kim Sun-ah's gown. She can really do the sexy, smoky look. I'm not a fan of Joo Ji-hoon but I really liked his suit- love the charming, old-school look. I notice his outfit fits him like a glove. On the other guys, their suits seemed to be loose-fitted--especially the waistcoat- or maybe it's just the cut of the waistcoat. I really like Kim So-yeon's look. Totally bold and striking- taking on a bold color that is neither black or white or pastel-like. And with simple straight black hair.-old school but classic. So many korean girls seem to prefer wavy hair or putting it up in a ponytail or bun or adopting suh in young's bowl cut

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for some reason i always like the way lee yeon hee dresses, it's very classic and not too over the top, just right

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Kim So Yeon totally rocks in that sexy dress! That first pic of her... wow. A hint of the feral in her eyes, so very sexy. And Eom Ji Won looks very classy and elegant.

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what's JYP and Sohhee doing there? but, i really love Jung ryo Won's dress, it's something i would wear at grad in different color.. i also love the dress Kim Seo Yeon is is wearing, the color is really nice and pretty. and of course, Kim Jung Eun's dress is gorgeous..
is Park Eun Hye pregnant??
Jo Ji Hoon is looking like an ajusshi with that glasses.. come one, with his height, he can pull off eveything....

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starz12, Park Eun-hye recently had a miscarriage. :(

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the lady's name is Moon Bloodgood? wth.

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what is ueno juri doing with a kitten?! i sense a new trend in handbags...

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Wow, normally I can pick a clear favorite, but there are so many gorgeous styles here that it's difficult. Jung Ryeo Won, Go Ara, Park Eun Hye, and Gong Hyo Jin all look gorgeous.

I have to say I think Joo Ji Hoon's glasses make his eyebrows look huge.

Congrats on post #1000, javabeans!

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Park Eun Hye's blue gown is lovely, looks a bit like a hanbok. Glad to see her smiling again. Kim Ji Soo is stunning in her deep burgundy gown - best gown of the night - and Lee Seon Gyun has a great smile. So adorable. ^^ Ueno Juri is <333

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is it just me or are some people missing such as Yoon Hye Eun and Gong Hye Kyo ... i thought they were suppose to show up at the opening

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For some reason, I think Kang Hye-jung and Shin Hyun-joon could probably pull off as old-world vampires... (Just add the fangs.) They look great, though.

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ditto to nanee.
I though lee ki-woo was kim bum

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congrats on the 1000th post :D

So Hee's being there seems so random to me. I love Park Eun Hye's dress. It's a really pretty color.

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Hey Kim Rae Won's wearing a ring! Is that a fashion statement or something more?

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@kotatsulove

Just what I was thinking... Ueno Juri's holding a little kitten???

But wow, everyone looks so glamorous and stunning. I wish I was standing by the red carpet, getting close-up views of all these top celebrities...

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wow, i love their make up..
park hae il looks very handsome....

btw Sohee was in a movie...so i guess it makes sense that shes there...
Park Joon Hyun was in speed racer and will be in dragon ball z...

Park eun hye looks GORGEOUS! Eugene is working that hair and Gong hyo jin is always so unique... overall good, especially the men.

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LMAO
"Moon Bloodgood"

are u serious?? lol...

and didnt Rain say he was going to attend or something? but then it turned out they never sent him an invitation...was that true? LMAO

oh Rain...still love him though..

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yeah um sohee was there because she was in the movie I like it hot with kim minhee and kimbum.

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Finally James Kyson Lee is getting some respect and spotlight from his mother country with his amazing performance in Heroes! Everyone else looks gorgeous....this time around, the dresses are all so unique!

Thanks for the wrap-up javabeans!

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i don't think that's lee da hae.

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^ No that is Lee Da-HEE.

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LYH = average, have you seen her airport pictures?!
Gross. And that dress looks partially cheap if you know what I mean.

LYH needs to practice on her acting skills . . . A LOT.

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Ahh! I really liked Go Ara's look until you brought up Project Runway's Kenley. I have her voice currently ringing in my ears. But the dress still is cute, if...feathery.

I think Jung Ryeo-won looks the best. Although judging from some of the pictures I've seen elsewhere, she could use a good sandwich.

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May I say this: I love the fact that Kim Rae Won is wearing a royal bluish suit. I love it when guys go for something other than black, grey and brown. But more importantly, I love it when they pull it off. He does justice to the suit.
I also want to point out how thin Jung Ryeo Won looks. I've said it before, someone needs to talk to her and point out that she needs help with weight management. It is not healthy to be so underweight just as it is not healthy to be over weight. Please please someone talk to her.

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Is Ueno Juri holding a cat??

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joo ji hoon looks dapper

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Lee Ki Woo ... Lee Ki Woo..

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dittoooo lee ki woo!! and baek sung hyun!!

kim so yeon so pretty. kim ji soo is too.
ohhh i love park eun hye's dress too.

yey for james lee i love him on heroes! ^^

oh i noticed some of stars have more reserved smiles than usual?

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This silhouette is adorable on Go Ara (Who Are You) — it’s very young but glam (if only it didn’t remind me of hateful Kenley on Project Runway…):

Off-topic, but I so agree.
Kenley's waaaaay too obnoxious

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@saryKIM, kotatsulove, wandergirl

Ueno Juri *is* holding a kitten, lol. That's because her movie 'Guu Guu I am also a Cat' is showing at PIFF. Trust Juri to add a touch of quirkiness to the red carpet. :)

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I love Lee Yeon-hee's dress.
It's really lovely.
And Juri looks so cool with the cat ^^

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don't you just love kim jung eun?!
she is soooooo pretty..
soooooo elegant...
waaaaaayyyy waaaayyyy prettier than the others..

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Lee Dong Wook's outfit is plain but he is hot and that totally makes up for it :D
They all look good except for the hair of some people like Eugene...bowl cut right?

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@ Felicity: Thanks for the info. I'm not updated with Ueno Juri's recent projects :)

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Kim So-yeon looks like Kwon Sang-woo's wife. Don't you think so? They could play sisters in a movie or drama. And who's that Lee Ki-woo guy? He's really tall and oppa material. Jung Ryeo-won looks stiff and thin. Kim Sun-ah...what happened? Go Ara looks good but the feather or ruffle on top of her dress kinda scares me. Hyun Bin oppa...you need to smile like Kim Rae-won.

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LYH's dress is so simple but she still manages to look so lovely. I love that dress on her...the colour brings out her beauty^^

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oh man, Bong TaeGyu.. heheh I'm enjoying the "dorky" look with his overly shiny shirt/vest(?), round glasses, and (a little too highly) cut off pants.

and SooHee is there for her 뜨거운것이좋아.. no? lol and maybe Jjoon is there just because he's an actor? hahaa, and JYP for the spotlight? ew, and I really dislike whenever he wears those pants. -___-;; makes me cringe.

and yes, I completely agree with your comment about Kim SunAh..
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And Lee SungGyoon is nicely pulling off the all black (a bit simple, but it'll do!). haha, reminds me so much of GongYoo.. minus the kinda-tight pants.

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I found LYH's dress to be simple and yet elegant, different from everyone as on the red carpet. I just love her and her dress!

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Kim So-yeon is definitely the most gorgeous woman that night. Her eyes stunning and she look darn gorgeous. So gorgoues and I have never did watch her act. The mans most of them looking sleek.

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i love park jin hee although she's wearing a not so special dress^^

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*riiiiiiiing*

"Mr Park. It's the 80's calling. MC Hammer would like his pants back."

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Kim So Yeon!!!!! She's a rare-bie at events, where IS she!

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kim so yeon is the best...she is a beautiful women i think......

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its kim nam gil not lee han

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