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BIFF holds grand opening ceremony

The 27th Busan International Film Festival’s opening ceremony is held with a full audience Wednesday at the Busan Cinema Center. (Yonhap) BUSAN — The 27th Busan International Film Festival held its grand opening ceremony Wednesday night at the Busan Cinema Center. The film fest runs through Oct. 14 in Korea’s …

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27th BIFF opens with Iranian film ‘Scent of Wind’

Hadi Mohaghegh speaks during a press conference held at the Busan Cinema Center on Wednesday. (Yonhap) The 27th Busan International Film Festival kicked off Wednesday with the screening of Iranian director Hadi Mohaghegh’s “Scent of Wind.” This is the Iranian director’s second visit to the Busan film fest, having taken …

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[Today’s K-pop] Ive did not blow off college festival: agency

[Today’s K-pop] Ive did not blow off college festival: agency

(Credit: Starship Entertainment) Ive’s agency Starship Entertainment and Kyungpook National University are caught up in contentious dispute over the rookie sensation’s appearance at the school’s festival. The school’s student association first announced the group’s scheduled gig had been canceled due to visa issues. The agency refuted Wednesday with a statement …

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BIFF to return to pre-pandemic scale with 243 films

Iranian director Hadi Mohaghegh’s “Scent of Wind” will open the 27th Busan International Film Festival on Wednesday. (BIFF) The 27th Busan International Film Festival, which kicks off Wednesday and runs through Oct. 14, is returning to its pre-pandemic scale. There will be no distancing in the theaters and the organizer …

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[Herald Interview] ‘Atomic Bomb’ writers delighted by their graphic novel’s international recognition

[Herald Interview] ‘Atomic Bomb’ writers delighted by their graphic novel’s international recognition

Laurent-Frederic Bollee (left) and Didier Alcante win the overseas artwork award of 2022 Bucheon Cartoon Contest at Korea Manhwa Museum in Bucheon, Gyeonggi Province, Friday. (Korea Manhwa Contents Agency) BUCHEON, Gyeonggi Province — Writing about one of the most lethal weapon ever invented, Didier Alcante and Laurent-Frederic Bollee, the authors …

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