Kim Ji-seok, deputy director and the executive programmer at the Busan International Film Festival, died on Thursday after suffering a heart attack while attending the Cannes Film Festival. He was 57.
“In undying efforts, contribution and devotion in discovery of Asian films, Kim led Busan International Film Festival to be the center of Asian cinema and one of world-class film festivals,” the festival said in a statement. The organization also posted a note on its website saying, “We will miss him and his devotion for Asian films and bringing them together at the Festival.”
Kim was a founding member of the Busan festival, the 22nd edition of which will be held in October.
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