Un réalisateur décède sur la Croisette — Festival de Cannes

20 Mai, 2017, 00:02 | Author: Lucrece Courtet
  • Kim Ji-seok

Le Sud-Coréen Kim Ji-seok, figure du Festival international de Busan, le plus grand d'Asie, est décédée jeudi d'une crise cardiaque à Cannes, a annoncé le délégué général du festival Thierry Frémaux.

Il était chef de l'équipe de programmation depuis 2007 et malgré la polémique autour de la projection au festival, de ce film documentaire sur le naufrage du Sewol et les pressions exercées par l'administration Park Geun-hye sur le comité d'organisation, il s'est battu pour la normalisation du BIFF.

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Avec son festival, fondé en 1996, Kim Ji-seok a considérablement contribué à la promotion du cinéma asiatique, révélant des cinéastes comme Hong Sang-soo, Kim Ki-duk ou encore Bong Joon-ho, qui présentait ce vendredi son nouveau film, Okja, en compétition officielle. Plus grand rendez-vous du cinéma d'Asie, le festival de Busan est organisé chaque année dans la cité touristique méridionale sud-coréenne. Au Palais des Festivals, une photo ainsi qu'un bouquet de fleurs blanches ont été installés, au Korean Film Council, comme un dernier coup de projecteur.

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