SEOUL:- 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 organisers 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. Lee Yong-Kwan is accused of making fraudulent payments amounting to $24,000 to a firm that brokers sponsorship deals