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  1. Busan: Cheryl Boone Isaacs on the Rise of Asian Cinema and Promoting Diversity in the Academy

    2:20 am 10/6/2015

    The president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences arrived in South Korea to give a keynote speech at Asia's largest film festival. Read more

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  2. Busan: Kim Ki-duk to Tone Down Violence for $30M Chinese Epic 'Who Is God'

    8:58 pm 10/5/2015

    The South Korean iconoclast looks to make his films more audience— and censorship-friendly as he crosses over to big-budget filmmaking. Read more

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  3. 'Go Home': Busan Review

    4:59 am 10/5/2015

    Golshifteh Farahani plays a French-Lebanese woman who moves into a dilapidated ancestral mansion to solve a family mystery. Read more

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  4. China's Huace, South Korea's NEW Launch Production Joint Venture

    3:09 am 10/5/2015

    The two media giants will co-invest and produce three Chinese and Korean-language films.Read more

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  5. Busan: Fest Founder Kim Dong-ho Named APSA Jury President

    9:07 pm 10/3/2015

    The Asia Pacific Screen Awards honor films that promote cultural diversity.Read more

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  6. 'The Midwife' ('Kätilö'): Helsinki Review

    4:28 pm 9/30/2015

    Finland's latest domestic smash is a glossy historical action thriller about a wartime romance between a Finnish nurse and a Nazi officer.Read more

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  7. Busan: Asia's Biggest Film Festival Tries to Overcome Hurdles

    5:00 am 9/28/2015

    Despite a censorship conflict over an anti-government doc (and slashed funding that followed), the event celebrates its 20th edition thanks to the help of some very powerful friends.Read more

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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