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TrustNordisk acquires Bruno Manser pic 'Paradise War'

Film is based on true story of Manser’s 1984 Borneo expedition.

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Cannes Directors' Fortnight title 'Mirai' sets French distribution

Mamoru Hosoda will be first Japanese animation director to have world premiere in Cannes.

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Finecut picks up Warner Bros Korea's 'Champion' starring Don Lee

Lee is perhaps best known for starring in Yeon Sang-ho’s Train To Busan.

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Chinese heavyweights team up to finance and distribute local arthouse films

Perfect Village, Edko, Huaxia, Irresistible Films and Maoyan join forces for A.R.T. Project.

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Legendary Korean actress Choi Eun-hee dies aged 91

One of South Korea’s leading classic film stars, she was abducted with her husband to North Korea in 1978.

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China box office: 'Rampage' tops chart with $58m opening

Ready Player One slips to number 2, with a total of $201m.

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'Our Time Will Come' triumphs at Hong Kong Film Awards

Louis Koo named best actor for Paradox; Teresa Mo wins best actress for Tomorrow Is Another Day.

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​Epic Pictures expands Dread Central Presents distribution network (exclusive)

Further output deals following Taiwan deal announced in February.

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Eleven Arts acquires 'Maquia: When The Promised Flower Blooms' for US (exclusive)

Film is directorial debut of anime screenwriter Mari Okada.

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Beta, MBC sign major deal to co-produce pan-Arab, European drama series

Already in development are a crime series set between Iraq and Scandinavia.

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Gulf Asia launched to distribute Asian content in the Middle East

Consortium of industry veterans including former Fox exec will release 10-12 Filipino titles a year.

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Far East Film Festival to open with 'Steel Rain', 'Crossroads: One Two Jaga'

Festival closer will be Emil Heradi’s Indonesian war thriller Night Bus on April 28.

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Tang Media Partners pacts with Tencent to acquire US films for China

Agreement with Tencent and China Everbright will see acquisition of 10 to 20 Hollywood titles a year.

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SXSW title 'Brothers' Nest' acquired by Odin's Eye (exclusive)

Brothers’ Nest follows two siblings played by real-life brothers Clayton and Shane Jacobson.

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China box office: 'Ready Player One' stays top for second week

With $170.5m total, China is the film’s biggest market so far.

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Ai Weiwei's 'Human Flow' assistant cameraman shot dead by Israeli military

Palestinian filmmakers pay tribute to Yasser Murtaja, who dreamed of travelling the world.

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India’s NFDC chief granted stay order after appealing dismissal

Gupta was granted the order after appealing in the Delhi High Court.

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Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata dies aged 82

Takahata’s credits included Grave Of The Fireflies.

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Saudi Arabia to end 35-year cinema ban with 'Black Panther'

Disney and Italia Film will be the first active distributors after reforms in the kingdom.

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AMC aiming for up to 100 cinemas in Saudi Arabia by 2030

US-based global exhibitor granted first cinema operating license in territory.