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  1. Toronto: Joshua Oppenheimer's 'The Look of Silence' Inks Foreign Distribution Deals

    8:12 am PDT 09/12/2014
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    Distributors in France, Canada, Australia and Japan buy the companion piece to the 2014 Oscar-nominated 'The Act of Killing' READ MORE

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  2. 'Partners in Crime' ('Kong fan'): Toronto Review

    5:51 am PDT 09/10/2014
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    Chang Jung-chi masks a rite-of-passage tale with a thriller about three teenage boys' investigations into the death of a classmate READ MORE

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  3. 'Haemoo': Toronto Review

    1:05 pm PDT 09/06/2014
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    Bong Joon-ho produced and co-wrote first-time director Shim Sung-bo's thriller about a fishing-boat crew's descent into red mist after a botched human-trafficking operation READ MORE

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  4. 'Tokyo Tribe' ('Tokyo toraibu'): Toronto Review

    10:41 am PDT 09/05/2014
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    Maverick Sion Sono subverts Japan's gangster genre with an all-rapping, all-fighting hip-hop musical. READ MORE

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  5. 'Kabukicho Love Hotel' ('Sayonara kabukicho'): Toronto Review

    10:36 am PDT 09/05/2014
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    A Korean escort, a porn-making student, a musician and a policewoman converge in a multi-strand drama set in a Tokyo motel. READ MORE

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  6. 'A Separation' Director Asghar Farhadi to Head Busan Jury

    2:11 am PDT 08/25/2014
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    The Iranian director's latest, 'The Past' was a Golden Globe nominee READ MORE

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  7. Busan's Asia Project Market Unveils 2014 Selection

    4:43 am PDT 08/19/2014
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    Brilliante Mendoza and 'Nymphomaniac' producer among filmmakers that will present 30 new projects READ MORE

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  8. Busan Fest to Honor Hong Kong's Ann Hui as Asian Filmmaker of the Year

    7:12 pm PDT 08/03/2014
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    One of Asia's great female directors, Hui led the Hong Kong New Wave movement of the 1970s and '80s. READ MORE

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  9. Busan Film Fest Fixes Dates for 2014

    5:42 am PST 01/20/2014
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    The 19th edition of South Korea's premier film event will run Oct. 2-11. READ MORE

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  10. Major South Korean Film Bodies Move to Busan

    10:08 pm PDT 10/28/2013
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    The host city of Asia’s largest film festival has become the new home for the Korean Film Council and other major film/media-related public organizations. READ MORE

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  11. Busan: 'Pascha,' 'Remote Control' Win Awards

    4:35 pm PDT 10/12/2013
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    Directors Ahn Seonkyoung and Sakhya Byamb were recognized by organizers. This year a total of 299 films from 70 countries were shown. READ MORE

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  12. Quentin Tarantino: 'Korea's Bong Joon Ho Is Like Spielberg in His Prime'

    4:27 am PDT 10/11/2013
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    In a surprise appearance with the celebrated Korean director in Busan, Tarantino discusses his "2013 approach" to genre filmmaking and why he'll never direct a serial killer film ("I would reveal my sickness far too much"). READ MORE

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  13. Busan Film Fest's Asian Project Market Presents Awards to Top Filmmakers

    6:51 pm PDT 10/10/2013
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    The festival's funding prizes went to notable Asian directors including Kim Jee-woon, Wayne Wang and Wang Wei-ming. READ MORE

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  14. Busan Fest to Help Distribute, Sell Closing Film 'The Dinner'

    3:19 am PDT 10/10/2013
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    The South Korean festival’s organizers say the decision to close with Kim Dong-hyun’s micro-budget film reflects their determination to support local indie cinema. READ MORE

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

    2:00 pm PDT 10/08/2013
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    In day 6 of THR's Busan Festival Daily, buzz titles emerge at the fest's midpoint, Irish helmers Jim Sheridan and Neil Jordan weigh in on the growth of the Asian film sector and Korean auteur Bong Joon-ho discusses the challenges of making his futuristic blockbuster "Snowpiercer." READ MORE

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  16. The Protest: Busan Review

    3:30 pm PDT 10/07/2013
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    Prakash Jha’s big-budget political thriller fails to answer its own questions about how the Indian political landscape can be transformed. READ MORE

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  17. Toilet Blues: Busan Review

    3:30 pm PDT 10/07/2013
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    Aggressively artistic and achingly static festival fare that says nothing new. READ MORE

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  18. Jal (Water): Busan Review

    3:30 pm PDT 10/07/2013
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    An ambitious debut suffers from a rare affliction — an abundance of style combined with too much substance. READ MORE

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  19. The Isthmus: Busan Review

    3:30 pm PDT 10/07/2013
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    A well-meaning but tepid debut feature that chronicles the lives of Burmese illegal immigrants living in southern Thailand. READ MORE

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  20. Shuttlecock: Busan Review

    3:30 pm PDT 10/07/2013
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    A roadtrip that aims for relational insight but winds up simply aimless. READ MORE

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