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Friday, November 20, 2009

Wrapping up my Pusan Film Festival 2009 experience (part 2)

Oh, it seems that I only have 3 photos and two videos that I haven't uploaded from last month's Pusan Film Fest, so I'll do it now.

12th of October, 2009. Last night in Busan (I realized that I've been making a mistake by repeatedly referring to the place as 'Pusan' instead of 'Busan' when the city's official name has long been changed to the latter). There was a Wide Angle party. The Wide Angle program of the Pusan Film Festival includes the documentary and short film competitions.

This is Kirsten Tan, Singaporean filmmaker currently based in New York. She had a short film in competition.

With Singapore filmmaker Kirsten Tan

Here's a short film 'Long Walks', which I assume is directed by the same Kirsten Tan I know.

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This is Singaporean filmmaker/ visual artist Ho Tzu Nyen.

With Singaporean filmmaker Ho Tzu Nyen

We met at the Venice Film Fest a month earlier (he had a video installation there). Our paths kinda-sorta crossed again when both of our short films (my FLEETING IMAGES and his REFLECTIONS were screened at the same programme of the Singapore Short Film Festival in end of September, though I didn't see him then)

Tzu Nyen's feature film, HERE, which premiered at the Cannes Film Fest, was showing in PIFF.

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As I glanced outside, I saw the Busan bridge glistening beautiful in the night.

busan bridge

But actually, the real reason why I posted this blog post is to share with you all an awesome video of PIFF director Kim Dong Ho dancing.

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As everyone was dancing, I caught sight of fireworks again and exited the bar.

I trudged through the sand, trying to get a better look. The loud music behind me, which I was never comfortable with, gradually faded away, replaced by the sounds of the gentle waves.

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