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Busan Film Festival 2019

Busan: Hirokazu Kore-eda Calls for Artistic Solidarity Across Borders Amid Japan-Korea Trade War

Japanese auteur Hirokazu Kore-eda, winner of the 2018 Cannes Palme d'Or, took center stage Saturday at the Busan International Film Festival and called for unity between nations as a trade war…

Busan: Mike Figgis to Direct Three Short Films in Korea About #MeToo Movement

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Mike Figgis on Saturday announced that he will be broaching the #MeToo movement in a trio of Korean short films directed for Seoul-based studio Saram Entertainment.

Busan: New Currents Competition Lineup Spreads Net Across Asian Cinema

From a Kyrgyzstani coming-of-age drama about a young runner dreaming of glory to a cautionary tale from the Philippines about the perils associated with social media, as well as films from countries…

Busan: Mike Figgis Says Boris Johnson “Wants to Be Donald Trump, But Is a Complete Fool”

Oscar-nominated director Mike Figgis said at the Busan Film Festival in South Korea that Brexit has left life in Britain feeling like a "surrealistic, hyper-realist film" and that U.K. Prime Minister…

Busan: Jury Head Mike Figgis Talks Korean Cinema Past and Present, Demands of the Role

Busan Film Festival competition jury head Mike Figgis talks about Korean cinema past and present.