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Beineix to head Pusan jury

Beineix to head Pusan jury

Oscar-nominated French director Jean-Jacques Beineix will head the competition jury at one of Asia's top film festivals this year, organizers said yesterday. Pusan International Film Festival organizers said in a statement that the panel also includes Turkish director Yesim Ustaoglu, Thai filmmaker Pen-ek Ratanaruang, Taiwanese actress Terri Kwan and South Korean cinematographer Kim Hyung-koo. The panel will hand out the South Korean festival's top New Currents Award, given annually to a promising young Asian filmmaker with a cash prize of US$30,000.