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Pusan fest unveils Promotion Plan

Film festival taps directors for project market

Hong Kong’s Oxide Pang, Japan’s Ogigami Naoko and Taiwan’s Tsai Ming Liang are among 27 prominent Asian helmers who will gather at Haeundae Beach in October to unveil new pics at the Pusan Film Festival’s Pusan Promotion Plan.

The PPP project market will introduce the filmmakers to potential co-producers and financiers as well as investors.

Pang (“The Eye”) presents criminal thriller “The Psycho Virus”; Ogigami has “Suika and Kinoko,” the story of two French girls obsessed with manga who go on a road trip across Europe to Japan; and Tsai brings “The Diary of a Young Boy,” about a middle-aged man posting up advertising boards.

The PPP runs Oct. 10-13 during the fest, which runs Oct. 7-15.

List of projects at the Pusan Promotion Plan market:

“Anarchy,” Maryam Najafi (Iran)

“Asphyxia,” Asli Ozge (Turkey, Germany)

“Baby Blue,” Daniel H. Byun, (Korea)

“The Diary of a Young Boy,” Tsai Ming Liang (Taiwan, France)

“Extraordinary Me,” Mouly Surya (Indonesia)

“Falling In Love” (working title), Lee J-Yong (Korea)

“Flapping in the Middle of Nowhere,” Nguyen Hoang Deip, Vietnam

“Howling” (working title), Yoo Ha (Korea)

“It Must Be a Camel,” Charlotte Lim Lay Kuen (Malaysia)

“Khibula” George Ovashvili (Georgia)

“Miracle” Toshio Lee (Japan)

“Pablo Trapero’s Project (working title),” Pablo Trapero (Argentina, Korea)

“The Psycho Virus,” Oxide Pang (Hong Kong, China)

“The Rainbow,” Yolkin Tuichiev (Uzbekistan)

“Red Coal,” Xie Fei (China)

“Remote Control,” Byamba Sakhya (Mongolia, France)

“Shiiku,” Rithy Panh (Cambodia, France)

“Somalia,” Kim Kyunghyung (Korea)

“Starry Starry Night,” Lin Shu-Yu (Taiwan)

“Stoma,” Julian Lee (China)

“Suika and Kinoko,” Ogigami Naoko (Japan)

“Television,” Mostofa Sarwar Farooki (Bangladesh)

“The Thieves(working title),” Choi Donghun (Korea)

“A Thousand Boys (working title),” Akan Satayev (Kazakhstan, Russia)

“The Train Station,” Mohamed Al-Daradji (Iraq, U.K., Netherlands)

“Underground Fragrance,” Song Pengfei (China, France)

“The White Room,” Anocha Suwichakornpong (Thailand, Japan, U.K.)