Lee Na-young in a still from Beautiful Days, the opening film of the 2018 Busan International Film Festival.

Movie on North Korean defector to open Asia’s biggest film festival, Ip Man martial arts drama the closing film

Beautiful Days, about a North Korean who abandons her family to flee the country, then is reunited with them, will open the Busan International Film Festival, whose organisers hope for ‘harmony, normalisation and a new leap forward’ after years of conflict with Busan city government

Topic |   Asian cinema: Korean films

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Lee Na-young in a still from Beautiful Days, the opening film of the 2018 Busan International Film Festival.
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