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'The Scoundrels' ('Kuang tu'): Film Review | Busan 2018 - Hollywood Reporter

Tue, 2018-10-09 05:21

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'The Scoundrels' ('Kuang tu'): Film Review | Busan 2018
Hollywood Reporter
After making its bow at Busan, the film should hit the genre circuit for a good run, and could easily find a cultish following across Asia-Pacific and overseas urban markets. The scoundrels of the title begin with Ray (JC Lin), starting his dead end ...

​'The Man Who Bought the Moon': Busan Review - Screen International

Tue, 2018-10-09 02:10

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​'The Man Who Bought the Moon': Busan Review
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Dir/scr. Paolo Zucca. Italy-Albania-Argentina. 2018. 105mins. Like the celestial body that gives the film its name, The Man Who Bought the Moon cycles through several phases — and while some shine, others offer barely a sliver of brightness. There's ...

​ 'The Man Who Bought the Moon': Busan Review - Screen International

Tue, 2018-10-09 02:10

Screen International

​ 'The Man Who Bought the Moon': Busan Review
Screen International
Dir/scr. Paolo Zucca. Italy-Albania-Argentina. 2018. 105mins. Like the celestial body that gives the film its name, The Man Who Bought the Moon cycles through several phases — and while some shine, others offer barely a sliver of brightness. There's ...

'The Little Comrade': Busan Review - Screen International

Tue, 2018-10-09 02:10

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'The Little Comrade': Busan Review
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Dir/scr: Moonika Siimets. Estonia. 2018. 98mins. The nightmare of life in occupied Estonia during the Stalinist era is viewed through the eyes of a guileless six year-old girl in The Little Comrade (Seltsimees laps). Moonika Siimets' sensitive ...

'Distances': Busan Review - Screen International

Mon, 2018-10-08 20:03

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'Distances': Busan Review
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Boasting Isabel Coixet as an executive producer, Distances comes to Busan after premiering at the Málaga Film Festival earlier this year, but should add other stops to its international tour. It's not just the fact that the movie's central concept is ...

'We'll Be Young And Beautiful': Busan Review - Screen International

Mon, 2018-10-08 19:51

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'We'll Be Young And Beautiful': Busan Review
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It arrives in Busan from Venice, where it premiered in International Critics' Week. Bobul'ová is Isabella, whose 15 minutes of fame came as an 18-year-old purveyor of cheesy Italian pop in the 1990s. According to her frequently expressed version of her ...

'Bulbul Can Sing': Busan Review - Screen International

Mon, 2018-10-08 19:35

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'Bulbul Can Sing': Busan Review
Screen International
But the film should enjoy further festival interest – it arrives in Busan having premiered in Toronto. Thanks to a magnetic central performance from Arnali Das, and its timely theme, the film should resonate particularly with younger female audiences.

Busan: Ryuichi Sakamoto on Tackling Animation for the First Time - Hollywood Reporter

Mon, 2018-10-08 18:59

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Busan: Ryuichi Sakamoto on Tackling Animation for the First Time
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Sakamoto, who also traveled to Busan to receive the South Korean festival's annual Asian Filmmaker of the Year Award, said he was immediately drawn to the project "because it was first and foremost a co-production by South Korea, Japan and China.

Plans For Asian Film Center Given Launch in Busan - Variety

Mon, 2018-10-08 17:19

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Plans For Asian Film Center Given Launch in Busan
Variety
Filmmakers, officials from Southeast Asia and Korean film policymakers on Monday laid the foundations for the establishment of an Asian Film Center. Propelled into action by former Busan Film Commissioner and current Korean Film Council chairman Oh ...
Busan Film Festival apologises to jury member Kunimura Jun after press conference criticismScreen International
All About the Chinese Films Featured at Busan Film Festival (Part III)What's on Weibo (blog)

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Busan Film Review: 'Let Me Fall' - Variety

Mon, 2018-10-08 12:40

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Busan Film Review: 'Let Me Fall'
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“Let Me Fall” is a harrowing look at addiction that stands out amid an autumn filled with films about junkies and their families. Again touching a domestic nerve as he did with “Life in a Fishbowl,” Icelandic auteur Baldvin Z's drama tells the story of ...

Busan Film Review: 'Our Body' - Variety

Mon, 2018-10-08 12:35

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Busan Film Review: 'Our Body'
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The health of the Korean film industry, to an outsider's eye, can hardly be in doubt, as it's one of the rare national cinemas that finds international acclaim for a broad spectrum of offerings that range from festival darling Hong Sang-soo to genre ...

Busan Film Review: 'Illang: The Wolf Brigade' - Variety

Mon, 2018-10-08 11:57

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Busan Film Review: 'Illang: The Wolf Brigade'
Variety
Five years after “The Last Stand” — Korean director Kim Jee-woon's one-off attempt at American filmmaking, a throwaway shoot-'em-up co-starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Johnny Knoxville — Kim is back home, applying what he learned in Hollywood to ...

Busan: Jason Blum Talks 'Halloween,' South Korean Zombies and Creativity - Hollywood Reporter

Mon, 2018-10-08 11:19

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Busan: Jason Blum Talks 'Halloween,' South Korean Zombies and Creativity
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Jason Blum, founder and CEO of Blumhouse Productions, arrived in South Korea over the weekend in time for the Asian premiere of David Gordon Green's Halloween during the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) on Sunday. South Korea has been an ...
Busan: Jason Blum on Creativity, Continuity and Coming to KoreaVariety
'Get Out' film producer Jason Blum talks Ma Dong Suk, 'Train To Busan,' and interest in creating Korean horror filmallkpop (press release) (blog)

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Busan: KOFIC to Propose Launch of Asian Film Center - Variety

Mon, 2018-10-08 07:20

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Busan: KOFIC to Propose Launch of Asian Film Center
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The proposal is expected to be made at a round table conference being organized by KOFIC on the margins of the Busan International Film Festival. Potential partners of the Asian Film Center, including heads of other film councils, and culture ministers ...

'Black Panther' Helps Push Busan Locations Business to Forefront - Variety

Mon, 2018-10-08 07:01

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'Black Panther' Helps Push Busan Locations Business to Forefront
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Busan International Film Festival might be the best-known feature of Busan, the city that styles itself as the hub of Asian cinema. On the production side, Busan has long been home and the location for the majority of South Korean films as well as a ...

Busan: Autumn Sun Picks up 'Legend of Erlang,' 'No Pain' - Variety

Mon, 2018-10-08 07:01

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Busan: Autumn Sun Picks up 'Legend of Erlang,' 'No Pain'
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Newly-launched Hong Kong sales outfit, Autumn Sun Company has picked up international rights to animated film “The Legend of Erlang” from Chinese studio Starry Entertainment (“Hello Mr. Billionaire”). The film, which is in production, is based on a ...

Busan: Why 'Rib' Director Zhang Wei Accepted 40 Minutes of Censorship Cuts - Variety

Mon, 2018-10-08 06:21

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Busan: Why 'Rib' Director Zhang Wei Accepted 40 Minutes of Censorship Cuts
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Zhang has produced, directed and financed socially aware films “Factory Boss” and “Sound of a Dream,” with his latest film, “The Rib,” world-premiering at the Busan International Film Festival. But before getting to Korea, it underwent a massive 40 ...

Resurgent Sri Lanka Film Biz Repped in Busan by Director ... - Variety - Variety

Mon, 2018-10-08 05:42

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Resurgent Sri Lanka Film Biz Repped in Busan by Director ... - Variety
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After more than 30 years of civil war, Sri Lanka has slowly returned to normalcy. But the work of a generation of filmmakers has been informed by the war. One of ...

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Manoj's Bhonsle premieres in Busan - Daily Pioneer

Mon, 2018-10-08 03:32

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Manoj's Bhonsle premieres in Busan
Daily Pioneer
The two-time National Award winning actor's home production captures the Koreans' imagination. Manoj Bajpayee's next film, Bhonsle, which had its world premiere at prestigious 23rd Busan International Film Festival 2018 received an outstanding ...

'Ten Years Japan': Busan Review - Screen International

Sun, 2018-10-07 20:19

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'Ten Years Japan': Busan Review
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Dirs/scr: Hayakawa Chie, Kinoshita Yusuke, Tsuno Megumi, Fujimura Akiyo, Ishikawa Kei. Japan-Hong Kong, 2018, 98mins. The third film in the series, this collection of five short films set a decade in Japan's future follows Ten Years Thailand (2018) and ...