Bifcom, PPP off to busy start
3D films. The Busan Film Commission and New Zealand’s Film Auckland signed a memo of understanding for collaborations, Busan’s second with a foreign film commission after the pact with Japan’s Sapporo Film Comission in 2008. PPP has invited 27 projects from 24 countries, including works in progress by Tsai Ming-liang (“The Diary of a Young Boy”), Oxide Pang (“The Psycho Virus”) and Xie Fei (“Red Coal”). Taiwan’s Tsai is also the recipient of the Asian filmmaker of the year award at the Pusan fest. Four features selected at previous PPPs return this year for screenings: Tan Chui Mui’s “Year Without a Summer” (Malaysia), Arvin Chen’s “Au Revoir, Taipei” (Taiwan), Lee Chang-dong’s “Poetry” (Korea) and Aditya Assarat’s “Hi-So” (Thailand).