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A Violent Prosecutor

Admissions for Korean films up 8.4% in H1 2016

The Korean Film Council (KOFIC) announced that admissions for local films went up 8.4% to 43.8 million in the first half of 2016 compared to the same period last year.

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'Pokemon Go' fever fails to ignite latest film release

By Shawn Schroter

The latest entry in the Pokemon animated film franchise has become a victim of bad timing at the Japanese box office after debuting weeks ahead of the domestic rollout of Pokemon Go, the hit smartphone app that has captured the world’s attention.

Cold War 2

China box office: local films retain dominance

By Silvia Wong

Cold War 2 leads again; Chinese films retain dominance with eight of the top 10 slots.

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'Cold War 2': Review

By James Marsh

Dirs. Longman Leung/Sunny Luk, 2016, Hong Kong, 110mins

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By Wendy Ide

Dir: Leanne Pooley. New Zealand. 2015. 85 mins

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BIFAN makes a splash

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Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (July 21-31) has a new festival director and an expanded industry event. Jean Noh reports.

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Cannes Q&A: Na Hong Jin, 'The Wailing'

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Director Na Hong Jin talks to Screen about his Out of Competition Cannes 2016 title.

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Cannes: Park Chan-wook talks 'The Handmaiden'

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The new film from Cannes favourite Park Chan-wook is an adaptation of Sarah Waters’ Victorian era-set lesbian crime novel Fingersmith, transplanted to 1930s Japan.

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Well Go USA: growing audiences for Asian movies

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Currently one of the most active distributors of Asian movies in the North America market, Well Go USA Entertainment distributes action, genre and US indie films across all platforms, including theatrical, DVD and VOD.

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India box office: mid-budget and Hollywood booming

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Modest budget films are outperforming bigger budget fare in India, while Hollywood films doubled their market share in 2015.

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UKTI at Hong Kong's Filmart: support network

UKTI’s presence at Hong Kong’s Filmart 2016 is helping the UK film industry make the most of the opportunities emerging from Asia.

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