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  1. Korea's Finecut Sells 'Poongsan' and 'Leafie'

    9:00 pm 10/17/2011

    Korean animated feature "Leafie" and the Kim Ki-duk-produced "Poongsan" reaped a fine harvest for Seoul-based sales agent Finecut at the Asian Film Market in Busan and MIPCOM in Cannes.Read more

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  2. Busan International Film Festival Wraps with New Currents, Flash Forward Awards

    6:57 am 10/14/2011

    The Busan International Film Festival closed Thursday morning with the Morteza Farshbag of Iran's Mourning and Loy Arcenas's Niño sharing the top prize in the New Currents competition. Read more

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  3. Japan’s ‘My Man’ Takes Asian Project Market Prize

    6:09 am 10/14/2011

    Yet-to-be-made film projects vied for prizes at the Asian Project Market, with the top award going to Kazuyoshi Kumakiri’s "My Man – Watashino Otoko," which Thursday walked away with a $20,000 check from Busan Metropolitan City officials.Read more

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  4. New Look Busan Film Festival Draws to a Close

    9:46 am 10/13/2011

    The Busan International Film Festival drew to a close on Thursday, with the 2011 edition featuring numerous firsts, but leaving question marks about the festival’s direction going forward.Read more

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  5. BUSAN FILM FESTIVAL: THR's Festival Daily

    10:17 am 10/12/2011

    THR's international critics weigh in on the strength of this year's festival program, run by new director Lee Yong-kwan following the resignation of founding director Kim Dong-ho; plus news and reviews on the seventh day of the Korean event.Read more

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  6. 'The Lady's' Michelle Yeoh Rejoices Over Release of Dissident Zarganar

    2:01 am 10/12/2011

    Actress Michelle Yeoh and director Luc Besson hailed news of the release of Burmese comic Zarganar, calling it "joyful news," as the pair discussed the Aung San Suu Kyi biopic "The Lady" on Wednesday.Read more

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  7. Mitsuko Delivers: Busan Film Review

    12:32 am 10/12/2011

    Japanese independent director Yuya Ishii introduces a 24-year-old pregnant drifter who is so relentlessly upbeat she bosses the saddest losers into adopting her optimism. Read more

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  8. Asia Pacific Films Launches Pay-Per-View Site

    10:26 pm 10/11/2011

    A new pay-per-view site will offer fans of Asian cinema the chance to watch a curated collection of films from China, Hawaii, India, Indonesia, Iran, Korea and Singapore, Asia Pacific Films announced Wednesdsay. Read more

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  9. Chronicle of My Mother: Busan Film Review

    10:25 pm 10/11/2011

    In this sentimental drama by Japanese director Harada Masato, a bitter author makes peace with his mother as her memories begin to fade.Read more

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  10. Hanji: Busan Film Review

    10:01 pm 10/11/2011

    Korean director Im Kwon-taek, in his 101st film, tells how bureaucrats and artisans came together to rescue Korea's traditional paper-making business in a mix of documentary and dramatic fiction.Read more

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