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BOX OFFICE

Guardians Of The Galaxy

Guardians takes top spot in China

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Guardians Of The Galaxy finally knocked local mega-hit Breakup Buddies off the top spot at the China box office last week, grossing $37.97m over seven days (October 13-19).

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ASIA FEATURES

Sadyk Sher-Niyaz

Sadyk Sher-Niyaz, Kurmanjan Datka

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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

Li Xiaofeng, Nezha

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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.

Lee Hyun-Myoung

Korea’s digital market gives industry hope

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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.

Asian Film Market

Busan: Asian Film Market 2014

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Korea’s expanding VoD market and increasing cooperation between Korea and China are driving growth at this year’s Asian Film Market. 

Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Mohsen Makhmalbaf, The President

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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

Ann Hui, The Golden Era

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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.

DIGITAL EDITIONS

Filmart Day 3

Filmart 2014: download our dailies

Download Screen International’s dailies from the Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (Filmart) as well as a special edition.

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Billy Elliot

Event cinema comes of age

By Wendy Mitchell

Billy Elliot, André Rieu and Monty Python are leading the charge for the growth of event cinema.

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