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Busan International Film Festival 2012
This was the 17th year for the South Korean film festival which came to an end on Saturday night. Jean Noh was there and takes us through the highlights.

Michael Chabon
Anna talks to Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Michael Chabon (pictured). His new book, Telegraph Avenue, set on a real street in his home town in California tells the story of two old friends, and co-owners of a second hand record shop whose livelihood is threatened by the planned arrival of a music superstore nearby.

Hip Hop in the Middle East
Saudi DJ Big Hass selects a couple of tracks that he feels reflect the situatuion musically and politically in the region

Martin Landau
We talk to the veteran Oscar-winning American actor Martin Landau. In a career spanning over 50 years, Landau has worked with some of the biggest Hollywood directors, including Alfred Hitchcock, Woody Allen, Francis Ford Coppola and Tim Burton. He gives us an acting masterclass.

Iranian Computer Games
Siavash is a computer game inspired by a Persian epic poem. Hossein Sharif explains why ambitious Iranian games such as this struggle to make an impact on their home market.

Director Eran Riklis discusses his film Zaytoun, the story of an Israeli pilot who crashes in Lebanon during the 1982 war, and enlists the help of a Palestinian boy to return home.

Chico Baurque
As his latest novel, Spilt Milk, appears in English we hear about a founder of Bossa Nova, song-writer and award-winning novelist who is also a political hero in his home country, Brazil.

Photo by Ulf Andersen, Getty Images

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Mon 22 Oct 2012 03:05 GMT