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  1. Kim Kee-duk Back in Director’s Chair

    9:17 am 10/8/2011

    Kim Kee-duk, the 1960s cineaste who is not to be confused with the younger film maverick Kim Ki-duk (Arirang), was honored with a special award from Hermes Korea, Friday.Read more

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  2. Japan’s Yoda Stresses Need for Positive Messages

    8:44 am 10/8/2011

    Naoshi Yoda, founder and CEO of Japan’s distribution outfit T-Joy and founder of production company Amazonlaterna, both subsidiaries of powerhouse studio Toei, pledged to create films with positive messages to encourage his fellow countrymen after the devastation of the earthquake and tsunami disasters that struck Japan last March.Read more

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  3. Vietnam Pushes the Envelope with Risky BIFF Entry

    8:28 am 10/8/2011

    A gay love story from Vietnam takes the country’s film industry into new territory, with 'Lost in Paradise' set for its Asian premiere in Busan ahead of its domestic release later this year.Read more

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  4. 10 People to Know at the Busan International Film Festival

    5:10 am 10/8/2011

    We put the spotlight on 10 producers, filmmakers and other market-movers to watch out for as BIFF moves towards its market opening.Read more

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  5. Korean WWII Film Promises Big Action, Bigger Drama

    4:54 am 10/8/2011

    A new World War II action drama with an Asian perspective promises never before seen battle scenes rife with humanist messages.Read more

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  6. The Passion of a Man Called Choe Che-u: Busan Film Review

    12:27 pm 10/7/2011

    The historical drama details the persecution, arrest and execution of 19th century religious leader Choe Che-u.Read more

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  7. The Mirror Never Lies: Busan Film Review

    11:22 am 10/7/2011

    Director Kamila Andini tells a girl's coming-of-age story, starring Gita Novalista.Read more

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  8. August Drizzle: Busan Film Review

    10:51 am 10/7/2011

    Written and directed by Sri Lankan filmmaker Aruna Jayawardana, the story centers on a mortician living in a tiny village.Read more

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  9. New BIFF Home Draws Raves

    9:28 am 10/7/2011

    “Impressive” is the term most frequently used by festival attendees to describe the new Busan Cinema Center, in its first day of operation after the official unveiling last night for the BIFF Opening Ceremony, when Australian director and Flash Forward jury head Gillian Armstrong declared that she was “jealous” and wanted to take it home.Read more

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  10. Asian Filmmaker of the Year: Tsui Hark

    9:19 am 10/7/2011

    As he readies his next blockbuster, Tsui Hark talks about his respect for Korean cinema, looking to the past for inspiration and why he won’t be retiring any time soon.Read more

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