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  1. Jury Announced for New Currents Section at Busan International Film Festival

    6:16 am 8/29/2012

    Hungarian director Béla Tarr will head the eclectic jury for the section for emerging Asian film talent at the 17th Busan International Film Festival. Read more

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  2. Silenced: Film Review

    2:53 pm 12/26/2011

    Were "Silenced" not based on fact, its unchecked depiction of corporal and sexual abuse in a Korean school for the deaf could be construed as sensational, manipulative, even sadistic.Read more

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  3. Leafie: Film Review

    10:58 pm 12/7/2011

    The trials and tribulations that a farm hen undergoes to bring up her adopted duckling in "Leafie" makes the multitasking mom in "How Does She Do It" look like a dud.Read more

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  4. Laddaland: Film Review

    9:25 pm 12/7/2011

    Like the showroom furniture in the trendy condos that figure so significantly in this tale of real estate gone ghoulishly wrong, Thai horror "Laddaland" is hiply designed and assembled, cost-effective, functional and cozily familiar.Read more

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  5. The King of Pigs: Film Review

    7:40 pm 12/7/2011

    A shocking tale of teen violence that’s as allegorical in its animalistic imagery as Lord of the Flies and Shohei Imamura’s works, "The King of Pigs" announces the arrival of a raw, dark, adult-oriented genre of independent animation in Korea that has hitherto only made as shorts.Read more

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  6. Logan Lerman Looks Lost In Translation During Korean TV Interview (Video)

    3:15 am 10/24/2011

    Was Logan Lerman channeling Bill Murray's Lost in Translation character Bob Harris during a recent Korean TV interview? Read more

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  7. Korea's Finecut Sells 'Poongsan' and 'Leafie'

    9:00 pm 10/17/2011

    Korean animated feature "Leafie" and the Kim Ki-duk-produced "Poongsan" reaped a fine harvest for Seoul-based sales agent Finecut at the Asian Film Market in Busan and MIPCOM in Cannes.Read more

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  8. Busan International Film Festival Wraps with New Currents, Flash Forward Awards

    6:57 am 10/14/2011

    The Busan International Film Festival closed Thursday morning with the Morteza Farshbag of Iran's Mourning and Loy Arcenas's Niño sharing the top prize in the New Currents competition. Read more

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  9. Japan’s ‘My Man’ Takes Asian Project Market Prize

    6:09 am 10/14/2011

    Yet-to-be-made film projects vied for prizes at the Asian Project Market, with the top award going to Kazuyoshi Kumakiri’s "My Man – Watashino Otoko," which Thursday walked away with a $20,000 check from Busan Metropolitan City officials.Read more

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  10. New Look Busan Film Festival Draws to a Close

    9:46 am 10/13/2011

    The Busan International Film Festival drew to a close on Thursday, with the 2011 edition featuring numerous firsts, but leaving question marks about the festival’s direction going forward.Read more

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