Jury Announced for New Currents Section at Busan International Film Festival

6:44 AM PST 08/29/2012 by Gavin J. Blair
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Hungarian director Béla Tarr will head the eclectic jury for the section for emerging Asian film talent at the 17th Busan International Film Festival.

TOKYO – Hungarian director BélaTarr (The Man from London) will head the eclectic jury for the New Currents Section for emerging Asian film talent at the 17th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF).

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Joining Tarr will be Japanese filmmaker and Cannes favorite Naomi Kawase (The Mourning Forest) and Korean actor Jung Woo-Sung (The Good, the Bad, the Weird ). Filling out the panel will be Nobel Prize-winning French writer Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio and Canadian academic, author (The Film Club) and film critic David Gilmour.

BIFF will unspool in the Korean port city of Busan from Oct. 4 to 13, while the accompanying Asian Film Market will run Oct. 8 to 11.

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