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Posted : 2012-10-05 16:30
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Jung tells on judging criteria at BIFF


Actor Jung Woo-sung, one of the judges for the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), speaks during a press conference at Shinsegae Centum City, Busan, Friday.
/ Yonhap

By Rachel Lee

BUSAN — Korean actor Jung Woo-sung, one of the judges for the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), said Friday that it is impossible for him to have his own screening standards.

“I have no fixed judging criteria for this event and it’s not possible to have one,” said the 39-year-old at a press conference at Shinsegae Centum City, Friday. “Every single movie has its own world and I feel like I am invited to explore different worlds. I will give my vote to those films that arouse sympathy and impressions.”

Jung is one of the jury members for “New Currents,” one of the competitive sections of the festival, along with director Bela Tarr, professor David Gilmore and actress/director Kawase Naomi.

“For the past few years, I took part in this festival just as an actor but now as a jury member, I am going to watch films for the longest time in my life and I am delighted to participate in this industry more deeply,” the actor said.

Jung, who debuted as a model in 1994, is an award-winning actor who has appeared in a wide range of films and television dramas including “Beat” (1997), “A Moment to Remember” (2004) and “The Good, the Bad, the Weird” (2008).

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