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  1. '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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Berlin Film Fest's Wieland Speck to Receive Busan's Korean Cinema Award

    9:42 pm 8/18/2015

    The curator of the Berlinale's Panorama section will be honored by the South Korean festival for promoting Korean films.Read more

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  5. 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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  6. 'A Matter of Interpretation' ('Kkum-bo-da Hae-mong'): Film Review

    9:12 pm 6/23/2015

    Long-time Hong Sang-soo collaborators Lee Kwang-kuk and Yu Jun-sang team up on a quirky comedy about an estranged couple and a dream-reading cop.Read more

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  7. Busan: Asian Auteurs to Mentor Emerging Directors

    5:22 am 6/22/2015

    Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Naomi Kawase, Im Sang-soo and Wang Xiaoshuai will advise the makers of short films as part of a Busan festival partnership with Chinese online video giant Youku.Read more

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  8. Busan Film Festival Organizers: "Political Retaliation" Behind State Funding Cut

    6:38 am 5/12/2015

    The Korean Film Council has virtually halved its annual support for Asia's largest film festival, and organizers are demanding an explanation.Read more

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  9. Chinese Director Wang Xiaoshuai to Head Busan's 2015 Asian Film Academy

    6:51 pm 4/26/2015

    Singapore's Anthony Chen will teach about film directing during the workshop for young aspiring Asian filmmakers. Read more

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  10. South Korean Filmmakers Defend Busan Fest's Artistic Freedom

    6:27 am 3/11/2015

    Im Kwon-taek, Park Chan-wook and other icons have stepped up amid the Busan International Film Festival's conflict with city officials.Read more

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