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  1. '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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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