Magazine article Screen International

Asgar Farhadi to Head Busan Jury

Magazine article Screen International

Asgar Farhadi to Head Busan Jury

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The Oscar-winning director of A Seperation will oversee jury members including Bong Joon Ho.

The 19th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) today announced its New Currents jury members to include Snowpiercer director Bong Joon Ho with the Oscar-winning director of A Separation, Asgar Farhadi, to head it up.

The jury will award two films $30,000 each, selected from the 12 in the New Currents showcase for new directors.

Farhadi and Bong will be joined by Indian actress and filmmaker Suhasini Maniratnam, whose Kadal was a Gala Presentation last year in Busan, and professors Dina Iordanova of St. Andrews and Jacques Rancière of the University of Paris VIII.

Farhadi's film The Past, which won the best actress award for Bérénice Bejo in Cannes, screened in Busan's A Window on Asian Cinema section last year, while Bong's Snowpiercer was a Gala Presentation.

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The festival yesterday announced its two juries for the Wide Angle section for creative short films, animations, documentaries, and experimental films. …

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