creates travel snags for Pusan
BUSAN, South Korea -- With Supertyphoon Krosa
about two days away from the Korean Peninsula,
organizers of the Pusan International Film
Festival are watching the skies and hoping
the storm passes the festival by.
"We are hoping it is going to leave us alone," said
Janice Chung, publicity manager at the Asian
Film Market. "But in terms of logistics, the
market is in the Grand Hotel, so the weather
outside does not really matter. It's OK to
go on regardless."
Weather reports as of closing time indicate
Krosa will move from Taiwan toward Korea, but
will lighten as it approaches, and should downgrade
to a tropical storm before it reaches Korea
early Tuesday morning.
Saturday evening, Krosa was pounding northern
Taiwan, disrupting air, sea and road traffic,
and several market attendees have found their
"Some guests who cannot get here because of
weather, we are doing our best to get them
another plane ticket," Chung said.
But as of Saturday evening, few film market
attendees were aware or concerned about the
"I have no time to worry about anything like
that," said Justin Choi, head of international
business at Lotte Entertainment. "Besides,
things look really quiet this year."
The Asian Film Market starts Monday and ends