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  1. Busan to Open 20th Edition With Indian Debut Feature 'Zubaan'

    4:33 am 8/25/2015

    Pushing aside recent financial woes, the South Korean fest will highlight works by emerging young Asian auteurs while a strong Chinese presence is anticipated with closer 'Mountain Cry.' Read more

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  2. Berlin Film Fest's Wieland Speck to Receive Busan's Korean Cinema Award

    9:42 pm 8/18/2015

    The curator of the Berlin International Film Festival’s Panorama section will be honored by the South Korean festival for promoting Korean films.Read more

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  3. South Korean Actress, National Icon Kang Soo-yeon Named Busan Festival Co-Director

    2:25 am 7/6/2015

    Former broadcasting executive Lee Myung-Shik was made deputy director of the Asian film festival as it tries to patch up its relations with local authorities.Read more

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  4. 'A Matter of Interpretation' ('Kkum-bo-da Hae-mong'): Film Review

    9:12 pm 6/23/2015

    Long-time Hong Sang-soo collaborators Lee Kwang-kuk and Yu Jun-sang team up on a quirky comedy about an estranged couple and a dream-reading cop.Read more

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  5. Busan: Asian Auteurs to Mentor Emerging Directors

    5:22 am 6/22/2015

    Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Naomi Kawase, Im Sang-soo and Wang Xiaoshuai will advise the makers of short films as part of a Busan festival partnership with Chinese online video giant Youku.Read more

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  6. Busan Film Festival Organizers: "Political Retaliation" Behind State Funding Cut

    6:38 am 5/12/2015

    The Korean Film Council has virtually halved its annual support for Asia's largest film festival, and organizers are demanding an explanation.Read more

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  7. Chinese Director Wang Xiaoshuai to Head Busan's 2015 Asian Film Academy

    6:51 pm 4/26/2015

    Singapore's Anthony Chen will teach about film directing during the workshop for young aspiring Asian filmmakers. Read more

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  8. South Korean Filmmakers Defend Busan Fest's Artistic Freedom

    6:27 am 3/11/2015

    Im Kwon-taek, Park Chan-wook and other icons have stepped up amid the Busan International Film Festival's conflict with city officials.Read more

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  9. 'A Corner of Heaven' ('Tian Tang Jiao Luo'): Rotterdam Review

    2:27 am 1/29/2015

    Chinese helmer Zhang Miaoyan's third film continues his black-and-white, slow-moving probe into his country's poverty-ridden, provincial underclassRead more

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  10. Busan City Government Under Fire Amid Debate Over Film Festival's Independence

    4:19 am 1/28/2015

    South Korean film bodies have formed a committee demanding the festival's independence after the Busan mayor reportedly asked the festival director to resign.Read more

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