Titles include London Stories from Hana Makhmalbaf [pictured].

Hana Makhmalbaf

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Busan’s Asian Project Market (APM) has announced this year’s line-up to include Hana Makhmalbaf’s London Stories and Yu Lik Wai’s A Mean To An End.

In its 18th year, the co-production market will showcase 30 projects from 15 countries including the UK, China, Vietnam and Iraq.

Up to last year, APM selected a total of 442 projects of which 200 were completed and screened at film festivals around the world.

Organizers noted a rising trend of international co-productions tailored from the pre-production stage, not only between Asian countries but also European and Asian countries.

This year’s line-up also includes up-and-coming directors such as 2014 Cannes Un Certain Regard film Titli director Janu Behl with family comedy Agra, a India-France co-production, and 2014 Rotterdam invitee Siti director Eddie Cahyono with The Wasted Land, a story about an Indonesian peasant who is ready to do anything she can to see her daughter on death row one last time.

Korean projects include Breathless director Yang Ik-june’s Gabsooni & Soo-ah; Set Me Free director Kim Tae-yong’s Brother; and Night Flight director Leesong Hee-il’s Swallow.

APM has selected two animation projects this year: the India-France co-production Bombay Rose, a coming-of-age chronicle of love stories told through the eyes of a deaf-mute boy, directed by Gitanjali Rao, and Korean project Ireesha, Daughter Of The Elf King, a romantic comedy set in a fantasy world, directed by Chang Hyung Yun.

APM will run Oct 4-6 at the BEXCO in Busan during the film festival which will run Oct 1-10.

APM 2015 Selection List

Acetylene Love (Philippines)
Dir Adolfo Alix Jr.
Prod Lou Gopez

The Adventure Of Hanmeimei (China-Korea)         
Dir Kim Junghan
Prod Ahn Dongkyu

Agra (India-France)
Dir Kanu Behl      
Prods Kanu Behl, William Jehannin

Another Day In Baghdad (Iraq-UK-Fra-Ger)
Dir Maysoon Pachachi       
Prod Talal Al-Muhanna

Birdshot (Philippines-Qatar)
Dir Mikhail Red
Prod Pamela L. Reyes

Bombay Rose (India-France)
Dir Gitanjali Rao 
Prod Clara Mahieu

Brother (Korea)
Dir Kim Tae-yong
Prod Kim Jeong-min

Cha Cha Cha (Vietnam)
Dir Do Quoc Trung             
Prods Phan Dang Di, Tran Thi Bich Ngoc

Gabsooni & Soo-ah (Korea)
Dir Yang Ik-june  
Prod Kim Joori

Glooming Flower (Korea)
Dir Jeon Gyesoo
Prod Jang Sojung

Ireesha, A Daughter Of The Elf King (Korea)
Dir Chang Hyung Yun       
Prod Cho Young-kag 

London Stories (UK)
Dir Hana Makhmalbaf      
Prod Maysam Makhmalbaf

The Lottery Boy (Vietnam)                                
Dir Tran Dung Thanh Huy                
Prods Nguyen Hoang Diep, Nguyen Trinh Hoan

Manto (India)
Dir Nandita Das 
Prod Nandita Das

Marlina The Murderer In Four Acts (Indonesia)
Dir Mouly Surya
Prods Rama Adi, Fauzan Zidni

A Mean To An End (China-France-Hong Kong)
Dir Yu Lik Wai     
Prods Yu Lik Wai, Francois Da Silva

No One Else (Japan)                           
Dir Iguchi Nami  
Prod Tanaka Miyuki

Photographer’s Boy (Korea)
Dir Jeon Soo-Il     
Prods Jeon Soo-Il, Ku Jae-Jun

The Princess Spring (Turkey-France)
Dirs Çağla Zencirci, Guillaume Giovanetti
Prods Çağla Zencirci, Guillaume Giovanetti

Second Breath (Korea)                       
Dir Min Yongkeun               
Prod Shim Hyunwoo

Silent Mist (China-France)
Dir Zhang Miaoyan            
Prod Guillaume De Seille

Smoke On The Water (Japan)
Dir Tomina Tetsuya            
Prod Hatanaka Mina

Sunrise  (Kazakhstan)                        
Dir Adilkhan Yerzhanov   
Prod Olga Khlasheva

Swallow (Korea)
Dir Leesong Hee-il              
Prod Kim Ilkwon

The Sweet Requiem (India-UK)
Dirs Ritu Sarin, Tenzing Sonam       
Prod Ritu Sarin

Tuition (Singapore)
Dir Lei Yuan Bin  
Prod Tan Bee Thiam

Unlosable (Taiwan)
Dir CJ Wang         
Prod Michelle Yeh

Venice (Georgia)                 
Dir Rusudan Chkonia       
Prods Rusudan Chkonia, Vladimer Katcharava

The Wasted Land (Indonesia)                          
Dir Eddie Cahyono          
Prods Ifa Isfansyah, Isabelle Glachant

Yellow Apples (Iran)                          
Dir Shahram Mokri            
Prod Mohammad Atebbai