Magazine article Screen International

Busan Film Festival Attendance Up, Award Winners Announced

Magazine article Screen International

Busan Film Festival Attendance Up, Award Winners Announced

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Kim Uiseok’s After My Death and Mohsen Gharaei’s Blockage win prizes.

The 22nd Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) wrapped over the weekend with attendance up 17% from last year to record 192,991 admissions.

The top New Currents Awards went to Kim Uiseok’s After My Death from Korea and Mohsen Gharaei’s Blockage from Iran in a ceremony held Saturday, October 21.

Headed by Oliver Stone, the New Currents jury lauded the two films as “outstanding” stating: “In After My Death, we saw a cross section of Korean society wherein teenage schoolgirls are gripped with despair and a suicide mentality. …

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