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BOX OFFICE

Assassination

S Korea's 'Assassination', 'Veteran' continue box office rise

In South Korea, Choi Dong-hoon’s period action thriller Assassination has become the 9th biggest local film in box office history.

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Mountain Cry

Fortissimo picks up 'Mountain Cry'

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Fortissimo Films has acquired global rights to Larry Yang’s Mountain Cry, which will receive its world premiere as the closing film of this year’s Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) on October 10.

Zubaan

Busan to open with India's 'Zubaan'

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The 20th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) has announced its line-up of 304 films from 75 countries with 121 world and international premieres.

ASIA FILM REVIEWS

No Escape

'No Escape': Review

By Kim Newman

Dir. John Eric Dowdle. US, 2015, 109 mins

Memories of the Sword

'Memories Of The Sword': Review

By Jason Bechervaise

Dir/scr: Park Heung-sik. South Korea. 2015. 121mins 

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ASIA FEATURES

Ludo

Q and Nikon talk Fantasia horror 'Ludo'

By Ian Sandwell

Filmmakers Q and Nikon talk to Ian Sandwell about their horror which received its world premiere at Fantasia International Film Festival.

Shin Su-won

Shin Su-won, 'Madonna'

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Korean director Shin Su-won is following up her second feature fiction film Pluto - a gritty high school thriller that won a Special Mention at the 2013 Berlinale - with Madonna in Un Certain Regard.

Taiwan

World of Locations: Taiwan

By WY Wong

Taiwan has a tendency to get under the skin of visiting film-makers. Just ask Luc Besson and Isao Yukisada.

Marco Mueller

Marco Mueller, Beijing International Film Festival

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Marco Mueller, general advisor to the Beijing International Film Festival, talks to Liz Shackleton about Chinese audiences, censorship and positioning the fledgling festival as a bridge between the China market and the rest of the world.

Hong Kong

Filmart 2015: Beyond China

By Louise Tutt

Filmart is the centre of the world for global buyers and sellers focused on Asian content. As it enters its 19th edition, Louise Tutt examines its enduring appeal.

Dragon Blade

Filmart 2015: Hot titles - Hong Kong, China

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Liz Shackleton spotlights the hottest productions at Hong Kong Filmart.

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