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ASIA FEATURES

Pikmin

Tokyo plays it cool

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Tokyo International Film Festival (Oct 23-31) adds new venues and an increased focus on Japanese exports and Asian links.

Daihachi Yoshida

Daihachi Yoshida, Pale Moon

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Director Daihachi Yoshida tells Liz Shackleton about Pale Moon, his story of a housewife embezzler, the only Japanese film in Tokyo’s competition this year

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. 

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.

COMMENT

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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