New Currents Award

The 27th Busan International Film FestivalNew Currents Juries

Jury Members for New Currents Section, Asian Film Competition Section

Serge TOUBIANA

France President of Unifrance

Serge Toubiana held the positions of film critic and editor-in-chief at Cahiers du Cinéma until 2000. He wrote over 10 publications including Truffaut: A Biography, produced radio programs on cinema for French public broadcaster, France Culture, and directed several documentaries (on François Truffaut, Isabelle Huppert, and Gérard Depardieu). In 2015, he also wrote the script of Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015) directed by Kent Jones. He was the director of La Cinémathèque française from May 2003 to 2016, and the president of the CNC (French National Centre for Cinema and the Moving Image)'s Advance on Receipts committee. Serge Toubiana has been serving as the president of Unifrance since 2017 and has been an active writer until now.

Alain GUIRAUDIE

France Director

Alain Guiraudie was born in 1964, in Villefranche-de-Rouergue, Southwest of France. He directed and debuted with the short film, Heroes Never Die (1990). Guiraudie’s No Rest for the Brave (2003) was introduced at the Cannes Film Festival’s Directors’ Fortnight and is his most successful film to date, and Stranger by the Lake (2013) won the Best Director Award in Un Certain Regard at Cannes in 2013. Through his establishing works King of Escape (2009) and Staying Vertical (2016), he has become one of the most prominent French directors. Also as a novelist, he published two novels, Ici commence la nuit (2014) and Rabalaïre (2021).

Kamila ANDINI

Indonesia Director

Kamila Andini is a filmmaker based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Her passionate concerns for social culture, gender equality, and environmental issues have led her to make films with a distinctive perspective on storytelling. In 2011, she released her debut feature film The Mirror Never Lies (2011), which was selected for the New Currents at the Busan International Film Festival 2011. In 2017, she released her second feature The Seen and Unseen (2017), which received about 30 awards nationally and internationally, including the Grand Prix for Best Feature Film at Berlinale Generation K-plus 2018. Her third feature, Yuni (2021), won the Platform Prize at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2021. Her fourth feature film, Nana (Before, Now & Then) (2022), won Best Supporting Performance for the Competition section at Berlinale 2022.

KASE Ryo

Japan Actor

Kase Ryo was born on November 9, 1974 in Kanagawa, Japan. Shortly after his birth, his family moved to Washington, United States, where he spent most of his childhood. Kase began his acting career in 2000 and gained his first starring role in Kumakiri Kazuyoshi’s Antena (2004). He then went on to work with several internationally renowned Japanese film directors, including Kitano Takeshi, Kore-eda Hirokazu, and Kurosawa Kiyoshi. His first appearance in an international film was in Clint Eastwood’s Letters from Iwo Jima (2006). He continued to appear in several high-profile international films including Gus Van Sant’s Restless (2011), Abbas Kiarostami’s Like Someone in Love (2012), Hong Sang-soo’s Hill of Freedom (2014), Martin Scorsese’s Silence (2017), Bel Canto (2018) and The Works and Days (2020). He is a recipient of multiple awards, including a nomination for Japan Academy Awards, Blue Ribbon Awards, Hochi Film Awards and Asian Film Awards.

LEE Eugene

Korea Film Producer

Producer Lee Eugene has produced over 16 films of various subjects and genres since the foundation of her film studio, ZIP CINEMA in 2005. This includes Voice of a Murderer (2006) as the first film; Woochi (2009); All About My Wife (2012); The Priests (2015); Default (2018); #ALIVE (2019); and Broker (2022). She was awarded the Female Filmmaker of the Year in 2007, and the Golden Mulberry Award at the Udine Far East Film Festival 2015 for My Brilliant Life (2014). Also, her latest film Broker (2022) won the Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival 2022 and the ARRI Prize at the Munich International Film Festival 2022.