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Busan film festival unveils New Currents line-up

The 17th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) has announced its New Currents competition, which includes six world premieres and four international premieres.

International premieres include Iraqi film 111 Girls and Taiwanese film Touch Of The Light, which was recently picked up by Fortissimo Films.

The ten films from eight countries feature up-and-coming first and second-time feature directors such as Iraqi/Kurdish filmmaker Bahman Ghobadi’s sister Nahid, Vincent Sandoval, whose feature debut Senorita screened in Locarno competition, and two graduates of the Korean Academy of Film Arts (KAFA) Intensive Program, Lee Donku and Kim Sung Hyun.

New Currents 2012 Line-up:

(title/country/director/premiere status)

111 Girls (Iraq) Nahid Ghobadi, Bijan Zmanpira - world premiere

36 (Thailand) Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit - international premiere

Apparition (Philippines) Vincent Sandoval - international premiere

Fatal (South Korea) Lee Donku – world premiere

Filmstaan (India) Nitin Kakkar – world premiere

Kayan (Canada, Lebanon) Maryam Najafi - world premiere

The Town Of Whales (Japan) Keiko Tsuruoka – international premiere

Together (Taiwan) Hsu Chao-Jen – world premiere

Touch Of The Light (Taiwan) Chang Jung-chi - international premiere

Your Time Is Up (South Korea) Kim Sung Hyun - world premiere

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