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Busan International Film Festival

Busan International Film Festival

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  1. 'Alone' ('Honja'): Film Review

    5:15 pm PST 01/22/2016
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    South Korean helmer Park Hong-min's thriller, about a man trapped in an endless nightmare, will make its international premiere at Rotterdam after its award-winning debut at the Busan and Seoul festivals. READ MORE

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  2. 'Love And...' ('Pil-re-um Si-dae Sa-rang'): Film Review

    6:10 pm PST 11/19/2015
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    Chinese-Korean filmmaker Zhang Lu delivers an experimental ode to cinema starring A-listers Ahn Sung-ki, Moon So-ri and Park Hae-il. READ MORE

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  3. 'Banat (Il viaggio)': Tirana Review

    11:04 am PST 11/11/2015
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    Adriano Valerio's debut feature revolves around two young Italians trying to settle into their new lives in a Romanian village. READ MORE

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  4. Busan Film Festival Fixes Dates for 2016

    11:53 pm PST 11/09/2015
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    The 21st edition of South Korea's premier event will run Oct. 6 to 15. READ MORE

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  5. 'Assassination' Director Choi Dong-hoon Talks Success, Pressure of Colonial-Era Movie (Q&A)

    10:43 am PDT 10/14/2015
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    The action drama has resonated across South Korea and is reaching U.S. and European shores through a string of film festivals. READ MORE

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  6. China's Alibaba Pictures to Invest in South Korean Film 'Real'

    3:16 am PDT 10/12/2015
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    The film marks the Asian e-commerce giant's second international venture since its investment in 'Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation.' READ MORE

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  7. Busan: 20th Edition Wraps With Record Attendance Despite Budget Troubles

    11:03 pm PDT 10/09/2015
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    Asia's largest festival drew its curtains with the most number of audiences to date with long-term regional projects and platforms for foray into the Chinese film market. READ MORE

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  8. Busan: New Currents Awards Go to Iranian, Kazakhstani Rookie Directors

    9:37 pm PDT 10/09/2015
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    The South Korean festival's top awards for rookie Asian filmmakers went to 'Immortal' by Hadi Mohaghegh and 'Walnut Tree' by Yerlan Nurmukhambetov. READ MORE

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  9. Busan: South Korean Auteur Hong Sang-soo Receives Top French Honor

    9:26 pm PDT 10/09/2015
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    French Culture Minister Fleur Pellerin handed the Arts and Letters Medal to the minimal realist and emphasized the importance of Franco-Korean cultural exchanges. READ MORE

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  10. Busan: Vision Awards Go to Emerging South Korean Directors

    6:38 am PDT 10/09/2015
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    Sundance-winning filmmaker O Muel picked up two awards during the South Korean festival's 20th edition. READ MORE

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  11. Busan: Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Star Asian Auteurs Unveil Youku.com Shorts

    5:55 am PDT 10/09/2015
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    The Cannes winner as well as Im Sang-soo, Naomi Kawase and Wang Xiaoshuai offer short films about South Korean ferry victims and lyrical discourses, soon to be released on China's largest streaming site. READ MORE

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  12. Busan: Heyi Pictures President on Hollywood Co-Productions, New Business Models (Q&A)

    4:04 am PDT 10/08/2015
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    The head of the Chinese giant, which will premiere experimental works by Asian masters and newcomers online, also discusses piracy and differences between the U.S. and local industries. READ MORE

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  13. Busan Closing Film Director Talks Putting a New Spin on Traditional Chinese Drama

    12:33 am PDT 10/08/2015
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    'Mountain Cry's' Larry Yang says his U.S. background and working with Hollywood filmmakers can add new approaches to the Chinese film industry. READ MORE

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  14. Busan: Asian Film Market Closes With Record Attendance

    9:24 am PDT 10/07/2015
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    The South Korean event proved its ground as Asia's largest pre-market with pilot events for 'intellectual property content' and casting pan-Asian stars. READ MORE

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  15. Busan: Asian Film Market Positions Itself as Gateway to China

    2:00 am PDT 10/07/2015
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    The South Korean event's newly launched entertainment intellectual property market and star casting market made promising debuts as more Asian filmmakers seek cross-border projects. READ MORE

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  16. Busan: Cheryl Boone Isaacs on the Rise of Asian Cinema and Promoting Diversity in the Academy

    2:24 am PDT 10/06/2015
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    The president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences arrived in South Korea to give a keynote speech at Asia's largest film festival. READ MORE

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  17. Busan: Kim Ki-duk to Tone Down Violence for $30M Chinese Epic 'Who Is God'

    9:14 pm PDT 10/05/2015
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    The South Korean iconoclast looks to make his films more audience — and censorship-friendly as he crosses over to big-budget filmmaking. READ MORE

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  18. 'Go Home': Busan Review

    1:02 pm PDT 10/05/2015
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    Golshifteh Farahani plays a French-Lebanese woman who moves into a dilapidated ancestral mansion to solve a family mystery. READ MORE

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  19. China's Huace, South Korea's NEW Launch Production Joint Venture

    3:31 am PDT 10/05/2015
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    The two media giants will co-invest and produce three Chinese and Korean-language films. READ MORE

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