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October 14, 2006
France honoring Lee Byung Hun with Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters
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Order of Arts and Letters (Ordre des Arts et des Lettres)
October 18, 2006
PIFF starts second decade with panache
BUSAN_With silver waves rippling beside the sandy beach and a balmy ocean breeze gently caressing the cinephiles strolling around town, Haeundae, the sunny side of South Korea's second-largest city, proved a perfect setting for Asia's best-known film festival. The Pusan International Film Festival, or PIFF, which celebrated its 10th anniversary by throwing a big bash last year, is more subdued this year but nevertheless shows an unfaltering spirit.
"This is a new beginning of the next decade to come for the festival, built on a 10-year strong foundation," said Kim Dong-ho, the globe-trotting director, who was never left alone by the camera-thrusting press whenever he appeared on the seaside lawn of the Paradise Hotel.
At the French Night, the French ambassador to Korea, Philippe Thiebaud presented Korean actor Lee Byung-heon of "JSA" (2000), with a medal of honor, the Chevalier des Arts et Lettres, in recognition of his role in connecting Korean and French cultures through his films. Lee is also France's Korean ambassador of the year, in celebration of the 120th anniversary of diplomatic relations between France and Korea.
the full article at joongangdaily.com