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  1. 'Always' Pre-sells to Pony Canyon

    9:43 am 10/9/2011

    The South Korean melodrama that opened BIFF has been pre-sold to Japan’s Pony Canyon, the film’s local distributor Showbox/Mediaplex said Sunday.Read more

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  2. Deal Makers Bullish on Market Eve

    9:35 am 10/9/2011

    BIFF gets down to business Monday morning, with the opening of the four annual industry events held alongside the festival.dRead more

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  3. BUSAN FILM FESTIVAL: THR's Festival Daily

    9:32 am 10/9/2011

    News, analysis and reviews of films like Yeun Sang-ho's animated tale of teen violence, "The King of Pigs."Read more

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  4. Lee Addresses Logistical Issues

    8:30 am 10/9/2011

    That’s what Lee Yong-kwan, the new Busan International Film Festival director who is overseeing his first BIFF edition without festival co-founder Kim Dong-ho, had to say when asked about possible logistical problems when the 6th Asian Film Market gets underway on Oct. 10. Read more

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  5. 'Wu Xia' Director Down on Regional Cinema

    4:45 am 10/9/2011

    Wu Xia director Peter Chan Ho-sun painted a bleak picture for the future of regional cinema on Sunday, stating that there are few opportunities available for films to export to other language markets and that only blockbusters were viable for cinema markets like China.Read more

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  6. What's Missing from Busan This Year? Hollywood

    12:38 am 10/9/2011

    There's a new festival director, Lee Yong-kwan; there's a new venue, the Busan Cinema Center; and the Asian Film Market has moved to the Busan Exhibition and Convention Centre.Read more

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  7. BUSAN FILM FESTIVAL: THR's Festival Daily

    10:55 am 10/8/2011

    News, analysis and reviews from the third day of the Korean festival.Read more

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  8. A Reason to Live: Busan Film Review

    10:14 am 10/8/2011

    Lee Jeong-hyang's new film focuses on the friendships and conflicts between a woman who loses her fiance and a teenage girl suffering parental abuse.Read more

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  9. 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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  10. 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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