Kim Ji-seok


Age: 57

co-founder and deputy executive director of the Busan International Film Festival who has been credited with playing a pivotal role in bringing the best of Asian cinema to Busan, South Korea and also contributed in BIFF's growth into one of Asia's largest film festivals, but who had recently helped steer the festival through its most difficult period when it was under political persecution for defying local government order to halt the screening of controversial documentary The Truth Shall Not Sink With Sewol in 2014, and who was considered as one of the most respected figures in the Asian cinema community.

Cause of Death: After a heart attack

Born: 1960

Died: May 18, 2017

Cannes, France