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  1. Busan: Download THR's Day 5 'Daily'

    2:00 pm PDT 10/07/2013
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    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. READ MORE

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  2. Busan: Download THR's Day 4 'Daily'

    2:00 pm PDT 10/06/2013
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    In day 4 of THR's Busan Festival Daily, South Korea sets its sights on China's booming film market, Irish director Jim Sheridan says global filmmaking is in a state of transition and Cambodian auteur Rithy Panh discusses surviving the Khmer Rouge. READ MORE

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  3. Busan: Cambodia's Rithy Panh on His Cannes Winner 'The Missing Picture' (Q&A)

    2:00 pm PDT 10/06/2013
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    Busan's Asia Filmmaker of the Year discusses surviving the Khmer Rouge, why films are like memories and how festival prizes offer protection to the great directors of the developing world. READ MORE

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  4. Clydecynic: Busan Review

    11:01 am PDT 10/06/2013
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    Ramiro Belanger’s feature debut is study of a young man’s increasingly destructive rage. READ MORE

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  5. Einstein and Einstein: Busan Review

    10:40 am PDT 10/06/2013
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    Cao Baoping's drama revolves around a middle school girl who struggles with exclusion and lowered expectations. READ MORE

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  6. Pascha: Busan Review

    10:30 am PDT 10/06/2013
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    Ahn Seon-kyoung’s title is a finely etched portrait of a woman living an unconventional but largely fulfilling life. READ MORE

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  7. Yellow Colt: Busan Review

    10:17 am PDT 10/06/2013
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    Khoroldjorj Choijoovanchig’s debut feature is a tale of a runaway colt and the young boy that rides him to a racing victory. READ MORE

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  8. Letters From the South: Busan Review

    3:25 am PDT 10/06/2013
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    In a portmanteau of six short films, Southeast Asian filmmakers explore the links between the Chinese diaspora and the Middle Kingdom itself. READ MORE

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  9. Transit: Busan Review

    2:55 am PDT 10/06/2013
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    Hannah Espia's directorial debut -- and Phillippine Oscar entry -- chronicles the lives of five Filipinos adapting to life in Israel. READ MORE

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  10. Busan: Download THR's Day 3 'Daily'

    2:00 pm PDT 10/05/2013
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    In day 3 of THR's Busan Festival Daily, Korean actors-turned-directors take center stage at BIFF, Kim Ji-woon talks up ScreenX and Japanese auteur Hirokazu Kore-eda discusses "Like Father, Like Son." READ MORE

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  11. Ongoing Smile: Busan Review

    10:15 am PDT 10/05/2013
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    Iranian filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf delivers a cinematic love letter to Busan International Film Festival founder and honorary chairman Kim Dong-ho. READ MORE

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  12. Remote Control: Busan Review

    9:30 am PDT 10/05/2013
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    Mongolia director Byamba Sakhya’s first film revolves around a rural teenager trying to connect with city life and urban dwellers. READ MORE

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  13. Busan: Oliver Stone Among Protesters Against U.S. Naval Base in Korea's Jeju Island

    6:44 am PDT 10/05/2013
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    Visitors to the international festival were given leaflets about anti-militarism protests. READ MORE

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  14. God's Eye View: Busan Review

    6:00 am PDT 10/05/2013
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    Korean director Lee Jang-ho’s first film in 18 years follows the fallout among a group of Christians kidnapped by Islamist rebels in a fictional Southeast Asian country. READ MORE

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  15. Dynamite Man: Busan Review

    4:00 am PDT 10/05/2013
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    Korean director Jeong Hyu-kwon returns with an atmospheric revenge thriller starring Jeong Do-won. READ MORE

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  16. Again: Busan Review

    7:59 pm PDT 10/04/2013
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    Japanese filmmaker Kanai Junichi makes his feature debut with a quasi coming-of-age story that also tackles the emotional aftermath of sexual assault. READ MORE

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  17. Busan: Download THR's Day 2 'Daily'

    2:00 pm PDT 10/04/2013
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    In day two of THR's Busan Festival Daily, BIFF programmers put the spotlight on Asian discoveries, the directors of the Korean blockbuster "Cold Eyes" discuss remaking Hong Kong's Johnny To and 77 year old film legend Im Kwon-taek announces his 102nd project. READ MORE

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  18. Busan: Why the 2013 Fest Snubbed Hollywood

    11:00 am PDT 10/04/2013
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    Asia's biggest film event makes a statement of independence with a lineup conspicuously lacking Western star power. READ MORE

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  19. Drift: Busan Review

    3:26 am PDT 10/04/2013
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    Belgian director Benny Vandendriessche returns with a mediative drama about a desperate drifter seeking redemption. READ MORE

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  20. Story of an Old Woman: Busan Review

    1:51 am PDT 10/04/2013
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    Alexey Gorlov's single-shot familial drama stars Central Asian screen legend Liya Nelskaya as a wheelchair-bound retiree facing the end. READ MORE

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  21. Busan: Korean Director Im Kwon-taek Embarks on His 102nd Film

    1:25 am PDT 10/04/2013
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    The 77-year-old auteur will adapt "Hwajang" from best-selling South Korean novelist Kim Hoon. READ MORE

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