Asia Pacific news



Jihan El-Tahri appointed director of Arab documentary agency DOX BOX

Berlin-based organisation nurtures sustainable documentary scene across the Arab world.

Amazing Grace

Aretha Franklin concert doc 'Amazing Grace' sells to Studiocanal for UK, Australia (exclusive)

NEON previously acquired US rights to long-gestating concert film.

Wandering Earth

China box office: 'The Wandering Earth' tops crowded New Year period

The Chinese box office racked up a total of $858.7m ticket sales over Feb 4-10.

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Alice Rohrwacher, Eugenio Caballero join Doha’s Qumra masters programme

They join the previously announced Agnès Varda, Kiyoshi Kurosawa and Pawel Pawlikowski.

The Third Wife

M-Appeal sells 'The Third Wife' to 23 Arabic-speaking territories (exclusive)

Includes Saudi Arabia, which opened first cinemas in 35 years last year.

Erik Matti

Studio Bonanza picks up Erik Matti horror film 'Lent'

Mirovision’s new global contents division also selling O Muel’s upcoming drama ’Pamir’.

The East

Indonesia shoot begins on XYZ Films’ 'The East' (exclusive)

ICM Partners jointly represents US rights.

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Wild Bunch scores strong sales on Hirokazu Kore-eda's 'The Truth' (exclusive)

Stars Catherine Deneuve opposite Juliette Binoche as her daughter.

Daniel Radcliffe

Arclight Films to co-finance Daniel Radcliffe thriller 'Escape From Pretoria' (exclusive)

Australian-UK co-production is based on the life of political prisoner Tim Jenkin.

Matthieu Darras waiting for credit

Southeast Asia talent labs launch (exclusive)

First Cut Lab director Matthieu Darras is teaming up with the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) and the Indonesian Agency for Creative Economy (BEKRAF).

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Finecut sells animation 'Red Shoes And The Seven Dwarfs'

Voice cast includes Chloe Grace Moretz, Sam Claflin and Gina Gershon.

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Korea's Showbox scores with 'Hit-And-Run Squad' (exclusive)

Han Jun-hee’s crime action film heading to Australia and New Zealand.

Fortress Of Skulls

Japan's Village Inc launches sales on 'Fortress Of Skulls' starring Kenichi Matsuyama

Directed by Takanobu Kanazawa, the project also stars Osamu Mukai (Hanamizuki) and Rena Tanaka (Omotenashi).