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    Everett CollectionNetflixs latest genre offering from Korea, dark sci-fi thriller Hellbound, doesnt waste any time in getting straight to the action. In the first minutes of the pilot, giant, billowing demonsthink The Hulk meets an evil Michelin Mane...
    Rebecca SouwPark Chan-wook, one of South Koreas most celebrated film directors, kicked off the Asian ContentsFilm Market adjunct to the Busan International Film Festival with a public update of his various film and TV projects.Attached as director an...
    Golpo Rajjo FilmsAbu Shahed Emon, a Bangladeshi filmmaker with close ties to Busan, is back at the festival with “No Ground Beneath the Feet,” directed by debutant Mohammad Rabby Mridha. He braved two weeks of quarantine to be in Busan in...
    APThe ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted film productions, releases and festivals. But nothing, it seems, can get between Korean film and TV fans and their idols, and this weeks Busan International Film Festival is managing to pull off a series...
    Courtesy of Netflix © Haro Aso,Shogakukan / ROBOTIn its efforts to broaden the range of activities and programming, the Busan International Film Festival has opened its doors to domination by Korean TV and streaming content.The third edition of its...
    HBO AsiaGensan Punch, the upcoming film by celebrated Filipino director Brillante Mendoza (Kinatay, Ma Rosa, Alpha: The Right To Kill), has been set as an HBO Asia Original movie. It will become available on regional streaming service HBO Go in the n...
    Courtesy of HBOThe first two episodes of Thai language series Forbidden have been selected to premiere as part of the Busan International Film Festivals new On Screen section.The supernatural thriller is targeted at young adults. It is produced as an...
    ChabialLeading Indian actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui (“Sacred Games”) is buzzing. He has just been nominated for a best actor international Emmy for Sudhir Mishra’s Netflix film “Serious Men.”Siddiqui’s next big interna...
    Busan International Film FestivalAsias largest film festival, the Busan International Film Festival aims to become both more relevant in the wider Asia region and simultaneously more in touch with its local community.This year, it has been downsized...
    FinecutHeaven: To The Land Of Happiness, directed by leading South Korean filmmaker Im Sang-soo, has been set at the opening night title of next months Busan International Film Festival (Oct. 6-15, 2021.)The film was previously selected by the Cannes...
    Ma AeintRising filmmaker Ma Aeint has disappeared without trace after being arrested by authorities in Myanmar earlier this month. Her family has no knowledge of her whereabouts, nor formal explanation for her sudden detention.Ma Aient was a producer...
    Patrick FraterOrganized by the Busan International Film Festival and its Asian Film Market, the inaugural edition of the Asia Contents Awards took place in Busan Sunday (Oct. 6) evening. It was a brash red carpet affair, which tried achingly hard to...
    Sasha DonHatchling’s Christmas with Jam and Lucid’s Designer shared top prizes at the Entertainment Intellectual Property Market, part of Busan International Film Festival’s Asian Film Market. Jam is a web cartoon about the friendsh...
    Ishaan NairThe new version of Mira Nair’s “Monsoon Wedding” stage musical will now open in India, followed by Singapore, in 2021, the director has revealed.The stage adaptation of Nair’s 2001 Venice Golden Lion winning film wa...
    Courtesy of one Cool PicturesFilm production in Hong Kong has slowed sharply due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. But there is no lack of completed Hong Kong films and works in progress at this years Asian ContentsFilm Market.Mandarin Motion Picture...
    Hoe: Jean Paolo TyVeteran arts administrator Emily J. Hoe took over as executive director of the Singapore International Film Festival in April just one day before the country issued circuit-breaker lockdown measures in response to the coronavirus ou...
    Khoosat FilmsSarmad Sultan Khoosat, director of “Zindagi Tamasha” (“Circus of Life”), has weathered an annus horribilis and is now gearing up for his film’s 2021 Oscars campaign.It has been a dramatic 12 months for Khoos...