French honor Pusan director Kim


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Kim Dong-ho, director of the Pusan International Film Festival, has been named Officier in France's Order of Arts and Literature, PIFF organizers announced Thursday.

Kim had previously been awarded the Chevalier title by the French government; the promotion to Officier reflects meritorious service toward the arts over an extended period of time.

This is the fourth honor Kim has received from the French government, following the City of Paris Medal and the Deauville City Medal.