Ex-Director of Asia’s Top Film Fest Charged With Fraud

From INQUIRER.net

South Korean prosecutors pushed ahead Tuesday with embezzlement charges against the former director of Asia’s top film festival, despite widespread criticism that the allegations are politically motivated.

The future of South Korea’s Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) has been threatened by a bitter dispute which organizers say is rooted in political anger over the screening of a film in 2014 that was critical of the government’s handling of the Sewol ferry disaster.

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