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Busan: Disney Asia Head Luke Kang Touts Streaming Strategy, Disney+ South Korea Launch

For Luke Kang, president of the Walt Disney Company for the Asia-Pacific region, the growth opportunities for the streaming market in South Korea are clear and abundant. There’s a reason why global media and entertainment companies are keeping a keen eye on Asia — and South Korea in particular — as one of the most […]

South Korea’s Busan Festival Opens With ‘Parasite’ Stars and a Spirit of Recovery

The Busan International Film Festival kicked off in South Korea’s bustling southern port city Wednesday night with the world premiere of Heaven: To the Land of Happiness from veteran director Im Sang-soo (The Housemaid). Despite a smaller scale (with theaters at 50 percent capacity) and a mask mandate for all visitors, about 1,200 audience members […]

‘The Third War’ (‘La Troisième Guerre’): Film Review

Italian director Giovanni Aloi's French-language debut feature 'The Third War,' about a squad of soldiers patrolling Paris, premiered in Venice and recently played Busan.

‘Tigers’ (‘Tigrar’): Film Review | Rome 2020

'Borg/McEnroe' writer Ronnie Sandahl's 'Tigers,' the true story of a soccer star who burnt out too soon, premiered at the Rome and Busan film festivals.

‘Over the Sea’ (‘Shaonian yuhai’): Film Review | Busan 2019

Director Sun Aoqian makes his feature debut with 'Over the Sea,' a coming-of-age drama starring young actor Yu Kunjie.

‘The Garden of Evening Mists’: Film Review | Busan 2019

Sylvia Chang and Abe Hiroshi star in Tom Lin’s screen treatment of 'The Garden of Evening Mists.'

Busan: Main Awards Handed to Iraqi-Qatari and Vietnamese Dramas

The 24th Busan International Film Festival has awarded its main New Currents prizes to the Iraq-Qatar co-production 'Haifa Street' and to Vietnam’s 'Rom,' films that jury head Mike Figgis said showed the emergence of exciting new talent.

‘Running to the Sky’ (‘Jo Kuluk’): Film Review | Busan 2019

Mirlan Abdykalykov shifts course for a coming-of-age story in his second film, 'Running to the Sky.'

Busan: Festival Closing Film ‘Moonlit Winter’ Showcases Diversity of Korean Cinema

The curtain comes down Saturday on the 24th edition of the Busan International Film Festival with the world premiere of 'Moonlit Winter,' a slow-burning and heartfelt drama in keeping with the fest’s promise to offer audiences diversity in choice throughout its 10-day run.

‘An Old Lady’ (’69 Sae’): Film Review | Busan 2019

Debuting filmmaker Lim Sun-ae tackles geriatric assault in 'An Old Lady.'

Busan: Park Chan-wook Reveals Plans for New Film Projects

During various appearances at the South Korean festival, the acclaimed auteur said he is writing a new installment in his famed 'Vengeance' film series, TV projects for both Korea and the U.S., and an English-language remake of Costa Gavras' 2005 film 'The Axe.'

‘Savage’: Film Review | Busan 2019

Sam Kelly examines New Zealand gang culture and masculinity in 'Savage.'