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Busan International Film Festival Prepares for a Post-Pandemic Makeover

For Oh Seok Geun, who was newly appointed as Busan International Film Festival’s director of the Asian Contents & Film Market (ACFM), this year’s market is an opportunity to reflect on…

Will ‘Parasite’ Ever Be Seen In China?

Bong Joon Ho's history-making Oscar winner 'Parasite' has been a box office phenomenon around the globe but thanks to long-simmering geopolitical tensions with South Korea, the second-largest film…

After Oscars Success, What Comes Next for the Cast of ‘Parasite’?

After the historic success of 'Parasite' at the 2020 Oscars, the world soon may be seeing more of the film's now-beloved ensemble cast.

Berlin: Well Go USA Takes South Korea’s ‘Train to Busan’ Follow-Up for North America

South Korea's Contents Panda has sold director Yeon Sang-ho's upcoming action film 'Peninsula,' a sequel to the 2016 cult zombie action flick 'Train to Busan,' to 15 territories, including North…

Historic ‘Parasite’ Oscar Win May Be Game-Changer for Global Film Business

As Bong Joon Ho's South Korean satire becomes the first non-English-language best picture, global filmmakers see opportunity to "jump on the bandwagon."

South Korea Erupts in Celebration as ‘Parasite’ Makes Oscars History

South Korean social media was flooded with statements of elation and celebration Monday after local hero Bong Joon Ho and his strikingly original film 'Parasite' swept the 92nd Academy Awards.

Busan 2012: Thai and Lebanese Directors Win Top Awards

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.

Busan 2012: Korean Film Report Stirs Debate

A recent survey suggests corporate multiplex owners give preferential treatment to films released by affiliates.

Psy Rides Gangnam Style Mania Into Busan

The South Korean pop star played a short set before a frenzied, invite-only crowd at BIFF Saturday night

Busan 2012: Embattled Director Targets South Korean Election With Latest Film

Chung Ji-young says he hopes to influence voting by releasing his controversial torture film 'National Security' in December.

Busan 2012: Remake Fever Hits Asian Film Sector

Taking their cue from Hollywood reboots of the not-so-distant past, Asian filmmakers mine recent hits for inspiration.

Busan 2012: 6 Things Not to Miss

The 17th edition of Asia's premier film festival promises a little bit more of everything -- an extra day of screenings, a longer market and plenty of star power (and don't forget the shoji).