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The Snow Queen 2

Wizart’s Snow Queen inks Australia/NZ deal

EXCLUSIVE: Universal Pictures to release in Aus/NZ following Toronto deal

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BOX OFFICE

The Boxtrolls

Boxtrolls tops UK chart; slow start for Pride

Universal’s animation dethrones Sex Tape with $3.3m (£2m), including previews; Fox/Pathe’s Pride opens with non-final $1.2m (£714,119) from 491 sites.

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To Singapore With Love

Singapore filmmakers protest doc ban

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A group of Singaporean filmmakers including Anthony Chen, Boo Junfeng, Royston Tan and Kelvin Tong has issued a statement protesting the local ban of Tan Pin Pin’s documentary To Singapore With Love.

Asian Film Summit Toronto Peter Loehr Cameron Bailey

Asia experts discuss China film growth, challenges

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Experts at the Asia Film Summit in Toronto discussed the growth and current issues in Asia and finding the key to cracking the East-West conundrum.

ASIA FILM REVIEWS

Confession

By Jason Bechervaise

Dir/scr: Lee Do-yun. South Korea. 2014. 114mins

Kill Me Three Times

By Mark Adams, chief film critic

Dir: Kriv Stenders. Australia. 2014. 91mins

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ASIA FEATURES

Andrew Lau and Andrew Loo, Revenge of the Green Dragons

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The co-directors sat down with Jean Noh ahead of the world premiere at Toronto of the gangster drama exec produced by Martin Scorsese.

Naji Abu Nowar, Theeb

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Premiering in Venice’s Orizzonti section, Naji Abu Nowar’s Theeb is a coming-of-age story about a young Bedouin boy who is forced to grow up fast following the death of his father and the arrival of a British army officer on a mysterious mission.

Noboru Iguchi at Fantasia

Noboru Iguchi, Live & Nuigulumar Z

By Ian Sandwell

Ian Sandwell talks to the Japanese film-maker about his two films screening at this year’s Fantasia International Film Festival.

Park Chan Wook in Jerusalem

Park Chan Wook

By Wendy Mitchell

The Korean director talks international appeal as he is being honoured at the Jerusalem Film Festival.

Set report: Yakuza Apocalypse

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Japan’s Takashi Miike returns to his action roots with a suitably off the wall gangster-vampire story, Yakuza Apocalypse. Jason Gray visits the set.

Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios

Malaysia: The stage is set

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Malaysia’s burgeoning film industry gets a huge boost with next month’s opening of Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios. Liz Shackleton reports.

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Digital edition Busan 2013

Browse the digital edition of our Busan International Film Festival supplement here.

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1001 Grams

Toronto: such lofty heights

By Wendy Mitchell

While the huge programme is a challenge for industry, this festival offers more great new films in one place than any other.

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