Busan: Download THR's Day 5 'Daily'
In day 5 of THR's Busan Festival Daily, strong attendance numbers mark the opening of the Asian Film Market, Chinese director Teng Huatao discusses following up his 2011 blockbuster "Love Is Not Blind" and controversial South Korean auteur Kim Ki-duk rails against movie ratings systems.
New Buyers Boost Busan Dealmaking
A more diverse pool of buyers will boost the Asian Film Market at the Busan International Film Festival, attendees say, as new exhibitors joined the lineup in the Bexco trade market.
Q&A: Teng Huatao
In 2011, director Teng Huatao collaborated with writer Bao Jingjing to write Love Is Not Blind, a romantic comedy that cost just 9 million yuan ($1.47 million) but yielded 57.5 million, which is quite a return. This year Teng and Bao are at the Busan International Film Festival to promote their latest outing, Up in the Wind, an exotic journey which takes them to Nepal.
'Ratings Were Created Out of Fear,' Says Kim Ki-duk
In light of the controversy surrounding his latest release, the violent yet grimly funny Moebius, South Korean maverick director Kim Ki-duk came out strongly against the film rating system, even though he admitted he will be screening the censored version of the film in Busan.