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Busan International Film Festival

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  1. Busan: Why the 2013 Fest Snubbed Hollywood

    11:00 am 10/4/2013

    Asia's biggest film event makes a statement of independence with a lineup conspicuously lacking Western star power.Read more

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  2. Drift: Busan Review

    3:24 am 10/4/2013

    Belgian director Benny Vandendriessche returns with a mediative drama about a desperate drifter seeking redemption.Read more

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  3. Story of an Old Woman: Busan Review

    1:51 am 10/4/2013

    Alexey Gorlov's single-shot familial drama stars Central Asian screen legend Liya Nelskaya as a wheelchair-bound retiree facing the end. Read more

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  4. Busan: Korean Director Im Kwon-taek Embarks on His 102nd Film

    1:23 am 10/4/2013

    The 77-year-old auteur will adapt "Hwajang" from best-selling South Korean novelist Kim Hoon.Read more

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  5. Nagima: Busan Review

    12:22 am 10/4/2013

    Kazakh director Zhanna Issabayeva returns with a stark portrayal of the social alienation among the young have-nots of her country.Read more

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  6. Busan: Download THR's Day 1 'Daily'

    2:00 pm 10/3/2013

    In THR's first Busan festival daily, BIFF drives South Korean film boom, 108 Media picks up international rights to director Emmanuel Shirinian's "It Was You Charlie," and Filipino filmmakers are on the rise.Read more

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  7. Busan: 108 Media Picks Up World Rights to 'It Was You Charlie'

    6:00 am 10/3/2013

    The Michael D. Cohen-starring Canadian indie marks writer/director Emmanuel Shirinian's feature film debut. Read more

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  8. Oscars: Australia Nominates 'The Rocket' in Foreign Language Category

    1:31 am 9/10/2013

    The Lao-language film has picked up awards at various festivals, including in Berlin, Sydney and Melbourne and at the Tribeca fest.Read more

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  9. Busan Film Festival: Jury Members, Honorees Unveiled

    7:45 am 9/2/2013

    Iranian filmmaker Rakhshan Banietemad will head the New Currents jury while special mentions will be made for veteran auteur Im Kwon-taek, French film critic Charles Tesson and Cambodian director Rithy Panh.Read more

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  10. Iran's Mohsen Makhmalbaf Readies Doc on Busan Festival Founder Kim Dong-ho

    10:42 pm 8/18/2013

    "Ongoing Smile," the filmmaker's hour-long piece on the influential South Korean film figure will premiere at the Busan festival in October, followed by showings in Beirut and Tokyo’s FilmEx.Read more

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