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  1. 'A Matter of Interpretation' ('Kkum-bo-da Hae-mong'): Film Review

    7:40 pm PDT 06/24/2015
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    Long-time Hong Sang-soo collaborators Lee Kwang-kuk and Yu Jun-sang team up on a quirky comedy about an estranged couple and a dream-reading cop. READ MORE

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  2. Busan: Asian Auteurs to Mentor Emerging Directors

    6:08 am PDT 06/22/2015
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    Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Naomi Kawase, Im Sang-soo and Wang Xiaoshuai will advise the makers of short films as part of a Busan festival partnership with Chinese online video giant Youku. READ MORE

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  3. Busan Film Festival Organizers: "Political Retaliation" Behind State Funding Cut

    7:56 am PDT 05/12/2015
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    The Korean Film Council has virtually halved its annual support for Asia's largest film festival, and organizers are demanding an explanation. READ MORE

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  4. Chinese Director Wang Xiaoshuai to Head Busan's 2015 Asian Film Academy

    7:22 pm PDT 04/26/2015
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    Singapore's Anthony Chen will teach about film directing during the workshop for young aspiring Asian filmmakers. READ MORE

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  5. South Korean Filmmakers Defend Busan Fest's Artistic Freedom

    7:33 am PDT 03/11/2015
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    Im Kwon-taek, Park Chan-wook and other icons have stepped up amid the Busan International Film Festival's conflict with city officials. READ MORE

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  6. 'A Corner of Heaven' ('Tian Tang Jiao Luo'): Rotterdam Review

    1:34 pm PST 01/29/2015
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    Chinese helmer Zhang Miaoyan's third film continues his black-and-white, slow-moving probe into his country's poverty-ridden, provincial underclass READ MORE

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  7. Busan City Government Under Fire Amid Debate Over Film Festival's Independence

    4:45 am PST 01/28/2015
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    South Korean film bodies have formed a committee demanding the festival's independence after the Busan mayor reportedly asked the festival director to resign. READ MORE

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  8. Asian Film School to Open in Busan

    7:29 pm PDT 10/08/2014
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    The new institution will be an expansion of the Busan Film Fest's annual Asian Film Academy READ MORE

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  9. Busan: Asian Project Market Awards Go to Emerging Filmmakers

    8:55 am PDT 10/08/2014
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    Young Asian filmmakers took home the South Korean festival's top funding prizes READ MORE

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  10. 'Gentle': Busan Review

    7:35 am PDT 10/08/2014
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    Le Van Kiet returns to drama with an adaption of Dostoyevsky’s ‘A Gentle Creature’ READ MORE

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  11. Busan: China's Online Movie Revenues Forecast to Match Box Office in 5 Years

    5:27 am PDT 10/06/2014
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    Senior exec at iQiyi, owned by search giant Baidu, probes opportunities in funding and 'big data' READ MORE

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  12. Busan: Asian Film Market Kicks off With Record Attendance

    4:56 am PDT 10/06/2014
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    U.S., European and Chinese sales agents and buyers want a piece of the Asian action READ MORE

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  13. 'Cruel': Busan Review

    4:19 am PDT 10/06/2014
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    Crime novelist Eric Cherriere steps behind the camera for his first foray into feature filmmaking READ MORE

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  14. 'Mariquina': Busan Review

    4:08 am PDT 10/06/2014
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    Filipino director Milo Sogueco delivers a strong sophomore effort in the New Currents competition at Busan READ MORE

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  15. 'Paradise in Service': Busan Review

    3:44 am PDT 10/06/2014
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    Director Doze Niu reunites with his favorite leading man, Ethan Juan, to reveal a dark chapter in Taiwanese history READ MORE

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  16. 'Ghadi': Busan Review

    3:09 am PDT 10/06/2014
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    Artist Amin Dora makes his debut with a universal comedy about bigotry and redemption that was chosen as Lebanon’s official Oscar entry READ MORE

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  17. Busan: South Korean Ferry Disaster Documentary Causes a Stir

    3:04 am PDT 10/06/2014
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    Oscar-nominated filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer, victims' families and festivalgoers gathered to discuss 'The Truth Shall Not Sink With Sewol' READ MORE

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  18. Busan: Director Kim Ki-duk to Award $10,000 for Guessing Film Fact

    5:43 am PDT 10/05/2014
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    The South Korean filmmaker vows he won't submit his next film to the local rating board READ MORE

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  19. Busan: Director Bong Joon Ho Condemns Chairman's Wish to Cancel Documentary Premiere

    9:55 pm PDT 10/02/2014
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    The South Korean filmmaker supports Busan fest's right to show a controversial film READ MORE

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  20. Busan: Oscar Winner Asghar Farhadi Urges Aspiring Filmmakers to Tap Into Emotions

    8:49 pm PDT 10/02/2014
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    This year's head of the New Currents competition section says sentimental experiences are the lifeblood of cinema READ MORE

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