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  1. Busan Film Festival: Jury Members, Honorees Unveiled

    8:15 am PDT 09/02/2013
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    Iranian filmmaker Rakhshan Banietemad will head the New Currents jury while special mentions will be made for veteran auteur Im Kwon-taek, French film critic Charles Tesson and Cambodian director Rithy Panh. READ MORE

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  2. Iran's Mohsen Makhmalbaf Readies Doc on Busan Festival Founder Kim Dong-ho

    12:42 am PDT 08/21/2013
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    "Ongoing Smile," the filmmaker's hour-long piece on the influential South Korean film figure will premiere at the Busan festival in October, followed by showings in Beirut and Tokyo’s FilmEx. READ MORE

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  3. South Korean Director Lee Chang-dong to Chair 2013 Asian Film Academy

    1:47 am PDT 03/19/2013
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    The fellowship program for aspiring filmmakers, held in tandem with the Busan International Film Festival, is accepting applications through April 30. READ MORE

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  4. Busan Film Festival to Launch Cable Channel for Art Movies

    3:47 pm PST 02/28/2013
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    The South Korean cinema event also plans to distribute independent films for the 1.5 billion-won ($1.38 million) project. READ MORE

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  5. The Russian Novel: Busan Review

    8:34 am PDT 10/25/2012
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    Shin Youn-shick's drama resembles the literary tragedy from which it draws its name. READ MORE

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  6. Odayaka: Busan Review

    8:06 am PDT 10/25/2012
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    Uchida Nobuteru's drama addresses the internal devastation brought on by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan in March 2011. READ MORE

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  7. Japanese Director Koji Wakamatsu Dies at 76 Following Traffic Accident

    6:48 pm PDT 10/17/2012
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    The uncompromising auteur, who helmed more than 100 films, passed away at 11 p.m. from injuries he suffered when he was hit by a taxi while crossing a busy central Tokyo road last week. READ MORE

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  8. Koji Wakamatsu Hospitalized after Car Accident

    2:15 am PDT 10/17/2012
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    Representatives of the director, who has made more than 100 films, will not confirm how serious the 76-year-old's injuries are. READ MORE

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  9. Busan 2012: Thai and Lebanese Directors Win Top Awards

    1:05 am PDT 10/13/2012
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    Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit's "36" and Maryam Najafi's "Kayan" are the winners of the New Currents category as the BIFF closes with its highest attendance ever. READ MORE

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  10. Busan 2012: Festival Closer 'Television' Ushers in New Era for Bangladeshi Cinema

    9:06 pm PDT 10/11/2012
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    Director Mostofa Farooki's wry comic drama reflects the South Asian film sector's move toward mainstream entertainment. READ MORE

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  11. Busan 2012: Download THR's Day 7 'Daily'

    8:40 am PDT 10/10/2012
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    In day 7 of THR's Busan Festival Daily, director Choi Dong-hoon discusses his South Korean blockbuster "The Thieves," the North Korean romantic comedy "Comrade Kim Goes Flying" gets made without any government interference and we look at three exotic post-fest getaways. READ MORE

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  12. Busan 2012: Best of the Fest

    5:27 am PDT 10/10/2012
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    The 17th edition of the film festival makes room for both the enlightening and the entertaining. READ MORE

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  13. Busan 2012: Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio Reveals World's First 'Home Videos'

    5:13 am PDT 10/10/2012
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    The Nobel laureate appeared at BIFF to share rare Pathe projector films from his childhood. READ MORE

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  14. EunGyo: Busan Review

    8:40 am PDT 10/09/2012
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    Newcomer Kim Go-eun stands out in a Lolita role in Jung Ji-woo's spicy melodrama. READ MORE

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  15. Busan 2012: Download THR's Day 6 'Daily'

    8:17 am PDT 10/09/2012
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    In day six of THR's Busan Festival Daily, China's indie filmmakers struggle for global exposure, censors loosen their grip on the Burmese film sector and Thai director Nonzee Nimibutr discusses his return to filmmaking after a five-year hiatus. READ MORE

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  16. The Sound of Memories: Busan Review

    5:39 am PDT 10/09/2012
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    South Korean writer-director Lee Gong-hee explores themes of memory, technology and transience in this feature debut. READ MORE

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