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Wednesday, 12 June 2013 22:40 | By Lee, DongHyun

Jang Dong Gun, Song Hye Kyo, Zhang Ziyi and More to Attend the '2013 Chinese Film Festival' in Korea

The '2013 Chinese Film Festival' to be held in Korea from June 16-20.


Top stars from Korea and China will be gathering at Yeoido for a big festival.

The 2013 Chinese Film Festival will be starting off on June 16, with the biggest stars from both Korea and China.

Jang Dong Gun, Song Hye Kyo, Zhang Ziyi and More to Attend the '2013 Chinese Film Festival' in Korea

Song Hye Kyo, Tony Leung and Zhang Ziyi will be attending the opening ceremony for the premiere of director Wong Kar Wai's The Grandmasters. Jung Woo Sung will appear as the festival's honorary ambassador from 2009, while Jang Dong Gun also has his name on the invites list for his piece Dangerous Liaisons with Zhang Ziyi last year.

Director Wong Kar Wai and actors Ji Sung and Kim Ji Hoon are to make appearances, while Chun Jung Myung will act as this year's honorary ambassador for the festival.

This giant congregation of Korean and Chinese stars marks a very rare occasion. It is said to have been propelled by the premiere of The Grandmasters, which stars top actors from both countries.

A rep from CJ E&M, which hosts the festival, explained, "As Korean films and actors have become popular in China, Korean actors have also started to take interest in the Chinese film industry and its films."

The Chinese Film Festival, hosted by CJ CGV and CJ E&M, is in its fifth year. It will be held in Seoul's Yeoido CGV and Busan's Centum City CGV from June 16-20. A total of 11 recent Chinese films will screen under the theme 'The Best Faces of Chinese Film'.

Photo credit: CJ E&M

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