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LED SCREENS that show vocalist Jung Yong-hwa pushed young girls to break into hysterics.  Photos by Arnold Almacen

“Kumusta? Salamat sa pagpunta niyo dito kahit na may bagyo!”

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Ferry tragedy film causes stir at Busan festival

In this April 16, 2014 photo taken with a mobile phone by deceased South Korean high school student Park Su-hyeon and released by his father Park Jong-dae, students are shown inside the sinking ferry Sewol on waters near Jindo, South Korea. Soon after the ferry begins to tilt, nervous laughter can be heard from the high school students huddled below deck. In video clips from the cellphone of Park Su-hyeon, a victim of the disaster that has shaken South Korea, the teenagers talk of taking selfies, wonder if they'll make the news and discuss posting about the excitement later on Facebook. (AP Photo/Park Su-hyeon courtesy of the Park Family)

A South Korean documentary about the Sewol ferry disaster has stoked controversy ahead of Thursday’s opening of Asia’s pre-eminent film festival in the port city of Busan.

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Korean drama fever hits US

Suk Park, cofounder of DramaFever, speaks during a group interview at the Broadcast Worldwide 2014 trade fair held in Seoul September 3-5. Korea Creative Content Agency/The Korea Herald

Korean TV dramas have been popular across Asia for the past decade, with series like “Autumn in My Heart,” “Jewel in the Palace” and the most recent “My Love from the Star” all being major hits. Now, Korean dramas are paving the way across the US, triggered by new platforms such as on-demand Internet streaming media.

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What is the truth behind Kim Hyun-joong’s alleged assault?

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News that the famous Korean actor beat up his girlfriend came as a shock to his fans

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Four PH films in Busan, three in competition

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MILO Sogueco’s “Mariquina,” which stars Ricky Davao, competes in New Currents section.

Filipino films will be shown at the 19th Busan (South Korea) International Film Festival, to be held Oct. 2 to 11.

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