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Busan film festival opens with stars, new talent


October 03. 2013 6:35AM
Associated Press



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(AP) Established Asian stars as well as budding actors and actresses are attending the opening ceremony of this year's Busan International Film Festival.


But the director of the opening film, Bhutanese monk Khyentse Norbu, ditched the red carpet on Thursday for something much less glamorous: a cave.


Norbu remained in Bhutan because of a Buddhist training retreat. His movie, "Vara: A Blessing," is the first non-South Korean or Chinese film to open the Busan festival, Asia's largest.


The festival is known for discovering new talent and highlighting movies on the fringe of the global film industry.


The 301 movies to be presented during the 10-day festival include 95 world premieres. Many are from independent South Korean directors as well as from Mongolia, Kazakhstan and Singapore.


Associated Press


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