Busan International Film Festival

With the news that the Busan Mayor Suh Byung-soo has stepped down from the position as figurehead of BIFF, perhaps the controversy over the festival is getting towards some form of resolution. The wonder, as most have pointed out, is how the controversy managed to arise in the first place. Tony Rayns marvels at the […]

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Comrade Kim Goes Flying at the Busan Int’l Film Fest

by Philip Gowman 4 October 2012
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Some interesting stuff at this year’s BIFF. Apart from Studio-MWP’s adaptation of Buckwheat Season, there’s a North Korean film being screened there, for the first time since 2003. “Comrade Kim Goes Flying,” was co-directed by a North Korean and two Europeans. (Source: AP / Guardian)

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Buckwheat Season to get the Green Days treatment at Busan Film Fest

by Philip Gowman 3 October 2012
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One of Korea’s most famous short stories, Lee Hyo-seok’s Buckwheat Season / When Buckwheat Flowers Bloom (메밀꽃 필 무렵, 1936) is to be brought to the cinema by the creators of Green Days (Korean title 소중한 날의 꿈, 2010). Green Days was LKL’s film of the year 2010 and was the stand-out film at the […]

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