Kurmanjan Datka is this year’s official foreign-language Oscar entry for Kyrgyzstan and recounts the story of one of the country’s most celebrated female leaders, who lived from 1811-1907.
Li Xiaofeng’s debut feature Nezha, which is premiering in Busan’s New Currents competition, is a coming-of-age drama about the friendship between two teenage girls.
Digital revenues have more than tripled in Korea in the past four years, although VOD revenue is driven by theatrical hits and the industry is clamouring for more data.
Korea’s expanding VoD market and increasing cooperation between Korea and China are driving growth at this year’s Asian Film Market.
Iranian director-in-exile Mohsen Makhmalbaf has The President screening in the Gala Presentation section of this year’s BIFF, while Hassan Solhjou’s documentary Daddy’s School, about him and his filmmaking family, screens in Wide Angle.
Ann Hui, Busan’s Asian Filmmaker of the Year, talks to Liz Shackleton about her Venice closing film, The Golden Era, Hong Kong cinema and her history with BIFF.
Download Screen International’s dailies from the Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (Filmart) as well as a special edition.
Billy Elliot, André Rieu and Monty Python are leading the charge for the growth of event cinema.