South Korean, Mongolian Movies Win Awards For Emerging Talents As Busan Film Festival Closes

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currentDate:10/12/13 8:0 EDT! allowComments:true! displayComments:true! South Korean, Mongolian movies win awards for emerging talents as Busan film festival closes By Associated Press, SEOUL, South Korea Movies from South Korea and Mongolia have won $30,000 New Currents Awards for emerging filmmakers at Asias largest film festival. Busan International Film Festival organizers said Saturday that the festivals biggest prizes went to Pascha by South Korean director Ahn Seonkyoung and Remote Control by Mongolias Sakhya Byamba. Its the first time a Mongolian movie entered and won the competition in the festivals 18 years. Looking for things to do? Select one or more criteria to search Kid-friendly Get ideas The awards, given to first- or second-time Asian directors, show the festivals efforts to discover and support the regions new talents. The organizers said Pascha, an unusual love story between a 40-year-old woman and a 19-year-old man, won the jurys heart with its highly original expression. They said Remote Control neatly portrayed tensions between reality and fiction. The jury, led by Iranian director Rakhshan Bani-Etemad, picked Transit, Hannah Espias drama about Filipino migrant workers in Israel, as a special mention. The 10-day festival that ended Saturday drew more than 200,000 visitors for the second straight year, even as a rare October typhoon forced the organizers to reschedule some events and close outdoor booths by corporate sponsors four days before the festival drew to a close. The fair closed Saturday evening with The Dinner, South Korean director Kim Dong-hyuns independent feature. The festival, which opened Oct. 3 with Vara: A Blessing, a Bhutanese drama about classical South Indian dance, screened about 300 movies from all corners of the world.

The Fab Faux plumb Beatles movies for latest show

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