Asia's largest film festival opens in South Korea

BUSAN: Asia's largest film festival has opened its doors in South Korea.

Taiwan's Hou Hsiao-hsien and other legendary Asian filmmakers are among those celebrating the Busan International Film Festival's 20th year.

Movie stars including Jeon Do-yeon, the winner of the 2007 Cannes Best Actress award, Korean heartthrob Jung Woo-sung, and Chinese actress Tang Wei were among those who impressed crowds along the red carpet Thursday.

A packed audience, many wearing raingear, filled the Busan Cinema Center for the opening ceremony despite heavy wind warnings triggered by Typhoon Dujuan.

The festival begins with an Indian coming-of-age musical drama, "Zubaan," directed by Mozez Singh.

After screening about 300 movies from 75 countries, the festival closes on Oct. 10 with Chinese drama "Mountain Cry" by Larry Yang.