John Woo leaves handprint in Busan


18 Oct - "Today, I married the Busan International Film Festival," said Hong Kong filmmaker John Woo, jokingly, at the hand printing ceremony held near a beach in Haeundae.

As reported on Mingpao, the filmmaker, who came with his lead actress Ha Ji-won, joked that the ceremony resembles a traditional Chinese wedding, and thanked the festival for the honour.

In a different interview, John shared that he wants to keep doing action films despite his old age, as it's the most appealing genre to him.

"It makes you energised. You can work with lots of different people, and it is always a challenge," he said, adding that he hopes to film his next movie in Europe.

The hand printing ceremony is held each year by BIFF to "honour distinguished film professionals' outstanding contributions to the history of world cinema."

These handprints will be preserved permanently at both the BIFF square and Cinematheque Busan.

(Photo source: Mingpao.com)