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  1. Busan Film Festival Leadership Shuffle Leaves South Korean Film Industry Divided (Exclusive)

    11:14 pm 6/15/2016

    As the head programmer of the fest steps in as deputy director, the fate of Asia's largest event lies in the hands of local filmmakers who have yet to cancel their boycott of the upcoming 21st edition in October.Read more

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  2. Battle for Busan Festival Continues as Industry Says Founder's Return Doesn't Solve Core Problem

    3:54 am 5/17/2016

    The South Korean fest recently reconciled with the Busan city government over issues concerning its artistic freedom, but some filmmakers are saying they should still boycott the premier Asian event.Read more

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  3. Busan Festival Power Struggle Ends as City's Mayor Steps Down

    11:51 pm 5/8/2016

    Kim Dong-ho, the iconic founder of the South Korean event, will step in as fest director in order to host the October gathering as scheduled.Read more

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  4. South Korean Filmmakers Decide to Boycott Busan Fest

    8:59 am 4/18/2016

    Nine local film organizations have decided not to attend Asia's largest festival in order to defend its artistic freedom — marking the largest collective movement by Korean industryites since demonstrations against screen quota policies in 2006. Read more

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  5. Battle for Busan Festival: South Korean Filmmakers Threaten Boycott

    5:58 am 3/21/2016

    Showing solidarity, they say "we will refuse to attend this year's event," if the city doesn't ensure the festival's independence.Read more

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  6. 'Kalo Pothi, the Black Hen': Filmart/Hong Kong Review

    6:48 am 3/14/2016

    Nepalese filmmaker Min Bahadur Bham’s first feature revolves around two boys’ mission to relocate their missing hen as civil war rages around them.Read more

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  7. 'Alone' ('Honja'): Film Review

    7:28 pm 1/20/2016

    South Korean helmer Park Hong-min's thriller, about a man trapped in an endless nightmare, will make its international premiere at Rotterdam after its award-winning debut at the Busan and Seoul festivals.Read more

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  8. 'Love And...' ('Pil-re-um Si-dae Sa-rang'): Film Review

    2:00 am 11/16/2015

    Chinese-Korean filmmaker Zhang Lu delivers an experimental ode to cinema starring A-listers Ahn Sung-ki, Moon So-ri and Park Hae-il.Read more

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  9. Busan Film Festival Fixes Dates for 2016

    10:23 pm 11/9/2015

    The 21st edition of South Korea's premier event will run Oct. 6 to 15.Read more

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  10. 'Banat (Il viaggio)': Tirana Review

    1:03 am 11/9/2015

    Adriano Valerio's debut feature revolves around two young Italians trying to settle into their new lives in a Romanian village.Read more

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