I KNOW, I KNOW. Movies are cool. But film festivals? Even when you speak the language, navigating a pretentious labyrinthine orgy of independent art is a daunting prospect. All these movies! All these names! Can’t I just save my money and download the popular ones later?

The biggest change is the new Busan Cinema Centre. They began constructing this glossy behemoth back in 2008 and only finished it this September… basically, it looks as if an alien mothership landed and was transformed into a future-themed amusement park that also showed movies.

A sort-of goofily written piece for Busan Awesome, an English-language online magazine for Busanites. My full guide went online last week, and my Top 11 Films to Look Out For was put up just a few days ago.