Of note, Lee Chang-dong (Secret Sunshine) will not only be presenting his fifth feature film project to direct, but will also be co-producing A Brand New Life (working title) by Ounie Lecomte with whom he partnered on the script. The project is already set to be co-produced by Korea's Now Films and Gloria Films of France.
Japanese director Sabu will be at PPP with Arrested Memories, being produced by Korea's Suh Young-joo and her company Finecut. Well-known Chinese director Jia Zhang Ke will be producing A Long Afternoon Nap by Chen Tao, who had a short in Cinefondation.
One of China's leading sixth generation directors, Zhang Yuan will bring Executioner Garden, a film set in 1930s Shanghai. Lee Sang-il from Japan will be bringing his script adaptation of Murakami Ryu's best-selling novel Leaving The Peninsula Behind.
Renowned Taiwanese director Chang Tso-chi with his latest project How Are You, Dad', an omnibus portraying 12 different fathers in present-day Taiwan.
Malaysia's best known female director Yasmin Ahmad is working on Forget-Me-Not, her sixth feature film, to be made in cooperation with Japanese producers.
Choi Dong-hoon, whose card shark drama Tazza: The High Rollers made a big hit, has a new big-budget project Jeon Woo Chi, starring popular faces Kang Dong-won and Lim Soo-jung. Jung Bum-shik, who made an impressive debut with the horror film Epitaph, will be at PPP with his new project Eugenia.
This year the PPP will see its events based at the Paradise Hotel on Haeundae beach, setting up individual meetings and networking opportunities for the projects' filmmakers.
Since the inception of the Asian Film Market in 2006, PPP has expanded within the Market's scope to include projects from non-Asian countries as well as projects with more a more commercial slant, as opposed to the low-budget arthouse fare of the past.
The PPP and Asian Film Market will run Oct 3-6, during the Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) Oct 2-10.
PPP 2008 Project List
(Title / Country / Director)
Arrested Memories / Korea-Japan / SABU
Black And White Memories / China-France / SHU Haolun
A Brand New Life (working title) / Korea-France / Ounie LECOMTE
The Bride / Iran / Mona ZANDI
The Bright Way / Kazakhstan / Marat SARULU
Crawling At Night / US / Kimi TAKESUE
Devil's Rock / Georgia / Rusudan CHKONIA
Eugenia / Korea / JUNG Bum-shik
Executioner Garden / China / ZHANG Yuan
A Father / Korea / ZHANG Lu
Forget-me-not / Japan-Malaysia / Yasmin AHMAD
How Are You, Dad' / Taiwan / CHANG Tso-chi
I Am Dan Ba / Vietnam / Viet Linh NGUYEN
Jeon Woo Chi / Korea / CHOI Dong-hoon
Leaving The Peninsula Behind / Japan / LEE Sang-il
A Long Afternoon Nap / China / CHEN Tao
The Lullabies / Iran / Manijeh HEKMAT
My Back Page / Japan / Nobuhiro YAMASHITA
Our Grand Despair / Turkey / Seyfi TEOMAN
Pinoy Sunday / Philippines-Taiwan / HO Wi-ding
Quari / Korea / CHO Eunhee
Running Across Beijing / China / CAI Shangjun
Sacred Warriors / Taiwan / Zero CHOU
Sandcastle / Singapore / BOO Jun-feng
Snow / Thailand / Kongdej JATURANRASMEE
Stranger / UK / Simon RUMLEY
The Sunrise / India / Partho SEN-GUPTA
Two Dragglers / China / ZHU Wen
YIPSAK-A Chicken Wild / Korea / OH Sung-yoon
LEE Chang-dong Project / Korea / LEE Chang-dong