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Reviews & thoughts of the PIFF films I saw

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Well, this year was a bit disappointing for a number of reasons at PIFF:

1) Some random gal from Hong Kong emailed me prior to the festival starting and asked me to buy her tickets.  After a bit of initial concern that I would never get paid, I decided to take a chance and buy her 4 tickets and make several trips to the bank on her behalf.  She communicated a bit via email (albeit inconsistently) which made it appear she would come, but then ended up cancelling last minute before I could get a refund on the tickets.  I ended up out of the money for the tickets.  She had the gall to ask about tickets for next year in the same delinquent email.  Continue reading

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My 2nd PIFF (Pusan International Film Festival) in Busan (2008)

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This year, I thought I would try to make up for last year’s mistake in not buying tickets in advance.  So, I did as much homework as I could with the Pusan International Film Festival guide available for free at Pusan Banks throughout the city before the tickets went on sale online & in the banks on the 24th of September (Opening/Closing Day went on sale on the 22nd). Continue reading

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Film festivals galore (in Korea)

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From Puchon to Jeonju.  From Seoul down to Busan, you’ll have plenty of flicks to keep you busy and hopefully entertained this summer. Continue reading

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My first real PIFF (Pusan International Film Festival) in where else? Pusan or Busan, South Korea…

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This year was the 12th annual Pusan International Film Festival and since I missed it last year despite being down here in the local area, I wasn’t about to miss it again given that I live in the city. However, before I was able to see the 3 movies I saw today, my outlook was a bit dim. Friends of mine were saying “You have to wait in HUGE lines & it won’t be worth it. You’ll probably get a movie or two that nobody wants to see.” Others were mentioning how hard it was for them to figure out how to secure tickets. Continue reading

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