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Busan One Asia Festival 2018, a Landmark Hallyu Fiesta, to Open Oct. 20 Meet the K-pop Top Stars in Busan - Business Wire (press release)

Thu, 2018-10-11 17:20

Business Wire (press release)

Busan One Asia Festival 2018, a Landmark Hallyu Fiesta, to Open Oct. 20 Meet the K-pop Top Stars in Busan
Business Wire (press release)
BUSAN, South Korea--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Asia's largest Hallyu festival will be held in Busan from Oct. 20 to 28. Organized by BUSAN METROPOLITAN CITY, the Busan One Asia Festival 2018 (BOF) will feature K-pop and other various aspects of the Korean ...

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'Savage' ('Xue Bao'): Film Review | Busan 2018 - Hollywood Reporter

Thu, 2018-10-11 03:05

Hollywood Reporter

'Savage' ('Xue Bao'): Film Review | Busan 2018
Hollywood Reporter
Bowing at Busan, Savage loomed large over its more modestly-funded rivals in the New Currents competition. It had unquestionable appeal for Busan audiences with its depictions of the legendary Changbai Mountain aka Mount Baekdu, a revered landmark ...

'House of Hummingbird' ('Beolsae'): Film Review | Busan 2018 - Hollywood Reporter

Thu, 2018-10-11 02:26

Hollywood Reporter

'House of Hummingbird' ('Beolsae'): Film Review | Busan 2018
Hollywood Reporter
Director Kim Bora brings an unblinking and feminine eye to her debut feature, in competition in Busan's New Currents section. An isolated, lonely 14-year-old girl is essentially the hummingbird of the title in first-time director Kim Bora's House of ...

A place, a feast, a history: Busan - Business Mirror

Thu, 2018-10-11 01:11

Business Mirror

A place, a feast, a history: Busan
Business Mirror
I WAS running to the hall where the opening ceremonies of the 23rd Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) was happening. The early autumn chill was not enough to make me feel cold and threatened under my Barong Tagalog. Security was strict; my guide ...

Ilonggo film in Busan Filmfest - Philippine Star

Thu, 2018-10-11 00:39

Philippine Star

Ilonggo film in Busan Filmfest
Philippine Star
MANILA, Philippines — An Ilonggo documentary that tells the plight of the Ati of Boracay Island as they struggle to keep their land — the one that is being claimed as rightfully theirs — has been included in this year's Busan International Film ...

'Working Woman': Busan Review - Screen International

Wed, 2018-10-10 21:51

Screen International

'Working Woman': Busan Review
Screen International
The hot-button topicality of the material and the high quality of the performances should ensure plenty of interest from festivals. Having premiered in Jerusalem and shown in Toronto, Working Woman will follow Busan with screenings in Warsaw and ...

Busan: Asian Film Market Sets Records as IP Deals Take Center Stage - Hollywood Reporter

Wed, 2018-10-10 18:48

Hollywood Reporter

Busan: Asian Film Market Sets Records as IP Deals Take Center Stage
Hollywood Reporter
Chinese buyers had a strong presence at the South Korean event despite geopolitical issues that have stalled business between the two Asian industries. The 2018 Asian Film Market wrapped Tuesday after a four-day run, with more interest than ever for ...

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Busan Film Review: 'Clean Up' - Variety

Wed, 2018-10-10 15:05

Variety

Busan Film Review: 'Clean Up'
Variety
The impressive graduation project of Korean Academy of Film Arts student Kwon Man-ki, slow-burn psychological drama “Clean Up” potently examines feelings of grief, guilt, and redemption. In the film, the female perpetrator and male victim of a child ...

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'The Man From the Sea' Review – Variety - Variety

Wed, 2018-10-10 13:55

Variety

'The Man From the Sea' Review – Variety
Variety
Kôji Fukada ventures to Indonesia to welcome a castaway who may have something to do with the 2004 tsunami but is too enigmatic to say.

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Busan Film Review: 'Isabelle' - Variety

Wed, 2018-10-10 13:02

Variety

Busan Film Review: 'Isabelle'
Variety
In the context of its world premiere at South Korea's Busan Film Festival, however, this by-the-numbers midnight movie could work well for export to countries that put stock in ghosts and possession — a context in which the American cast and setting ...

Busan: 'Yesterday Will Be Perfect' Headlines Asia Project Market Awards - Hollywood Reporter

Wed, 2018-10-10 10:06

Hollywood Reporter

Busan: 'Yesterday Will Be Perfect' Headlines Asia Project Market Awards
Hollywood Reporter
Yesterday Will Be Perfect, a Hong Kong-Canada co-production directed by Timothy Yeung, headlined the Busan International Film Festival's Asian Project Market awards on Tuesday evening, taking home the newly introduced MAS Award and its $20,000 ...

'House of My Fathers' ('Mouna kaandam'): Film Review | Busan 2018 - Hollywood Reporter

Wed, 2018-10-10 04:37

Hollywood Reporter

'House of My Fathers' ('Mouna kaandam'): Film Review | Busan 2018
Hollywood Reporter
House of My Fathers, which premiered in Busan's New Currents competition, is the latest in a line of Sri Lankan films to tackle the country's war-checkered history. What distinguishes Suba Sivakuraman's feature-length debut from, say, other recent ...

'The Prey': Film Review | Busan 2018 - Hollywood Reporter

Wed, 2018-10-10 04:24

Hollywood Reporter

'The Prey': Film Review | Busan 2018
Hollywood Reporter
Newcomer Gu Shangwei and Thai veteran Vithaya Pansringarm headline the latest, Cambodia-set riff on the classic 'The Most Dangerous Game.' Throw the classic human-hunting premise of The Most Dangerous Game, the lush jungle setting of Predator, ...

Busan: 'Yesterday Will Be Perfect' Heads Project Market Awards - Variety

Tue, 2018-10-09 23:51

Variety

Busan: 'Yesterday Will Be Perfect' Heads Project Market Awards
Variety
The winners included four Korean projects: Jang Woo-jin's “The Final Print” won the Busan award that provides $15,000; the Lotte award that provides $8,800 (KRW 10,000,000) to a Korean project went to Kim Ui-seok's “The Martydom”; sponsored by Korea ...
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AVANI Central Busan Hotel to open 2019 - CIT Magazine

Tue, 2018-10-09 21:45

CIT Magazine

AVANI Central Busan Hotel to open 2019
CIT Magazine
AVANI Central Busan Hotel is scheduled to open in 2019 located in Busan's commercial district within the Munhyeon Finance Complex. The complex has direct connection to the Busan subway system and is a 15-minute drive to Korea's bullet train KTX stop ...

'Bo-ri': Busan Review - Screen International

Tue, 2018-10-09 20:42

Screen International

'Bo-ri': Busan Review
Screen International
The only hearing member of a deaf family does her best to try and fit in in Kim Jinyu's well-meaning feature. Bori. Dir/scr. Kim Jinyu. South Korea. 2018. 110 Mins. The only hearing member of her family, eleven-year-old Bo-ri sometimes feels left out ...

'Urgent': Busan Review - Screen International

Tue, 2018-10-09 19:52

Screen International

'Urgent': Busan Review
Screen International
Dir. Mohcine Besri. Switzerland-Morocco. 2018. 85 mins. A disparate group of Moroccans cross paths in a Casablanca hospital, in a well-crafted and affecting drama whose healthcare in crisis theme will strike a universal chord. With his second feature ...

'Float Like A Butterfly': Busan Review - Screen International

Tue, 2018-10-09 19:52

Screen International

'Float Like A Butterfly': Busan Review
Screen International
It arrives in Busan having carried off the FIPRESCI prize at the Toronto Film Festival, and looks set to charm audiences wherever else its festival journey takes it – the crowded early-morning public screening in Busan had the audience spontaneously ...

'Ten Years Japan': Film Review | Busan 2018 - Hollywood Reporter

Tue, 2018-10-09 05:41

Hollywood Reporter

'Ten Years Japan': Film Review | Busan 2018
Hollywood Reporter
Hirokazu Kore-eda steps into the producer's role for the Japanese entry in the Hong Kong-born anthology franchise 'Ten Year International Project.' Japan is heading in a decidedly different direction than Hong Kong or Taiwan, according to the five ...

'Fly By Night' ('Fei chang dao'): Film Review | Busan 2018 - Hollywood Reporter

Tue, 2018-10-09 05:23

Hollywood Reporter

'Fly By Night' ('Fei chang dao'): Film Review | Busan 2018
Hollywood Reporter
Making its world premiere at Busan, Omar's entertaining and surprisingly nuanced genre pic deserves an audience. Fly By Night should find a warm welcome in Asia-Pacific where its inspirations will be instantly recognized, and overseas it's a lock for ...