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South Korean Filmmakers Mourn Late Busan Co-Founder Kim Ji-seok

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South Korean filmmakers gathered in Busan on Monday for the memorial service of Kim Ji-seok, co-founder, deputy director and head programmer of Busan International Film Festival (Biff) who passed earlier this month. He was 57.

The noon service began with a moment of silence at one of the main theaters of Busan Cinema Center, the official festival venue. Over 400 guests from near and far, including Japan, Taiwan and other Asian neighboring countries, arrived for the solemn occasion.

"It seems like yesterday when [Kim Ji-seok] asked me to officiate his marriage, and but it pains me that [he] is making »

- Lee Hyo-won

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China Box Office: 'Pirates 5' Sails Off With $67.8M in Treasure

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Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales has thrown open its sails to strong winds in China, making off with $67.8 million in treasure during its first three days along the Middle Kingdom's shores.

The three-day total is already more than the entire local runs of the preceding two Pirates pictures. And with China celebrating the annual Dragon Boat Festival — a major national holiday in the country — through Tuesday, the latest installment should hit $100 million this week.

Local word of mouth for the Johnny Depp-starring juggernaut has been effusive. The film currently has a »


- Patrick Brzeski

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