Magazine article Screen International

Oliver Stone to Head Busan Film Festival New Currents Jury

Magazine article Screen International

Oliver Stone to Head Busan Film Festival New Currents Jury

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Jury also includes Bahman Ghobadi, Agnès Godard, Lav Diaz and Jang Sun-woo.

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Award-winning US filmmaker Oliver Stone is set to head the 22nd Busan International Film Festival (BIFF)’s jury for New Currents, the competition section for up-and-coming Asian directors.

The winner of Oscars, Golden Globes and a Berlinale Silver Bear for directing films such as Platoon and Born On The Fourth of July, Stone was recently at the Sarajevo film festival to receive an honorary award and screen a showcase including his latest documentary, The Putin Interviews.

Speaking with Screen there, he expressed concerns about the US stance on North Korea and the possibility of doing a project focused on the hermetic country.

Stone will be joined on the BIFF jury by Kurdish-Iranian director Bahman Ghobadi, whose films include Cannes Camera d’or winner A Time For Drunken Horses and No One Knows About Persian Cats, which won the Cannes Un Certain Regard Special Jury Prize ex-aequo. …

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