‘Love And Vengeance’ toast of Busan Film Festival ceremony

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016. Filed under: Books Entertainment Film International Stars

Upcoming literary adaptation “Love And Vengeance” proves one to keep an eye on after the Indonesian project clinched the Busan Prize at the Asian Project Market.

South Korea's Busan International Film Festival is now in its 21st year © Busan International Film Festival

South Korea’s Busan International Film Festival is now in its 21st year
© Busan International Film Festival

Indonesian director Edwin’s 2012 film “Postcards from the Zoo” had been nominated for awards at international film festivals in Berlin, Hong Kong and New York’s Tribeca, and he is to direct “Love and Vengeance” as it makes its way from page to screen.

French-Cambodian urban tale “White Building” was the APM’s multiple winner, with South Korea’s CJ Entertainment — of “Joint Security Area” fame — endorsing Neang Kavich’s project with a first-look deal and cultural programming TV channel Arte France awarding it the Arte International Prize.

Among other winners, and matching the Busan Award’s $15,000 sum, was the Bright East Films Award, which went to Zeze Takahisa of Japan for “The Crysanthemum and the Guillotine.”

Takahisa was previously a double winner at the 2011 Berlin International Film Festival with meditative revenge drama “Heaven’s Story.”

While the Busan International Film Festival runs until the closing ceremony on October 15, its three-day Asian Project Market financing event concluded on October 11.

  NC – Relaxnews
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