Hong Kong Filmart: Download THR's Day 1 Daily

3:44 PM PST 03/23/2014 by THR Staff

In day one of THR's Filmart Dailies, the Chinese film boom leads to optimism, indie producer Vivian Qu discusses her directorial debut "Trap Street" and Pegasus green lights the long awaited "Ip Man 3."

The Hollywood Reporter's first daily from 2014's Hong Kong filmart includes news, interviews and reviews from the festival. Titles reviewed are Second Coming 3DThe Midnight After, Blind Massage, Out of Inferno 3D, Mea Culpa, Once Upon a Forest, and Miss Granny. THR's daily features include: 

Q&A With Director Vivian Qu

The Beijing-based producer talks about becoming a director, her triumph at the Berlinale and changing Chinese filmmaking one movie at a time. -- Clifford Coonan

Malaysia Makes Its Big Move

Perhaps more so than anywhere else in the upwardly mobile markets of Southeast Asia, Malaysia is a film territory on the move. Once a small dot on the global distribution map, over the past five years Malaysia’s gross box office has more than doubled, from $88.2 million in 2008 to $211 million last year. -- Patrick Brzeski

IP Man 3 Kicks Into High Gear

Pegasus Motion Pictures will begin filming IP Man 3 in early 2015. With a budget of $30 million, the finale of the trilogy will reunite the team that produce IP Man 1 and 2 -- Karen Chu

Chinese Movie Boom Boosts Filmart

Hong Kong Filmart is already Asia’s largest film market in terms of exhibitor numbers, but coming shortly before Cannes, it is an annual challenge to convince buyers to open their wallets in Asia, rather than wait for the bigger European platform. -- Clifford Coonan and Karen Chu

The High Life: Four Essential Hong Kong Rooftop Bars

A sampling of some of Hong Kong’s best rooftop bars — where you can enjoy a breeze while sipping a drink and taking in those Blade Runner-esque panoramas. -- Patrick Brzeski

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