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Mathew Scott

Chinese Auteur Jia Zhangke Talks Future of Pingyao Festival, His First Lead Acting Role

October is a busy month on the Asian film festival circuit with Mumbai, Busan and Tokyo all competing for attention. Over the last three years, a new name has emerged on the landscape, that of the…

Netflix Launches Mobile-Only Plan for Malaysia

Netflix has continued its market-specific expansion into Asia with the launch of a new mobile plan for Malaysia. The new rate has been set at $4.06 (17 ringgit) per month.

Pingyao Film Festival: Three Emerging Chinese Directors To Watch

As China's premier art house gathering drew to a close, The Hollywood Reporter sat down with a trio of promising young filmmakers whose work was widely discussed at this year's festival.

Pingyao Festival: Director Guan Hu on China’s “Fearless” New Generation of Filmmakers

Serving on the competition jury at the Pingyao International Film Festival has opened veteran Chinese director Guan Hu's eyes to exciting trends in contemporary Chinese cinema, which he says is…

Brazil’s ‘Fever,’ Guatemalan Director Cesar Diaz Take Top Awards at Pingyao Film Festival

The Pingyao International Film Festival has awarded its main Roberto Rossellini prizes to Brazilian director Maya Da-Rin's 'The Fever' and to Guatemalan helmer Cesar Diaz for the civil war drama 'Our…

Jia Zhangke, China’s Biggest Dating App Team for Beijing-Set Drama

Chinese social media giant Momo – often referred to as "China's Tinder" – has reached a deal with acclaimed auteur Jia Zhangke for its first foray into the world of feature films.

Busan: Main Awards Handed to Iraqi-Qatari and Vietnamese Dramas

The 24th Busan International Film Festival has awarded its main New Currents prizes to the Iraq-Qatar co-production 'Haifa Street' and to Vietnam's 'Rom,' films that jury head Mike Figgis said showed…

Busan: Festival Closing Film ‘Moonlit Winter’ Showcases Diversity of Korean Cinema

The curtain comes down Saturday on the 24th edition of the Busan International Film Festival with the world premiere of 'Moonlit Winter,' a slow-burning and heartfelt drama in keeping with the fest's…

Pingyao Film Festival: China’s Indie Darling Kicks Off With Han Yan’s ‘Old Neighborhood’

China's 3rd Pingyao International Film Festival kicks off Thursday night with a gala screening of 38-year-old director Han Yan's 'Old Neighborhood,' the first of 52 titles that will screen during the…

Busan: Park Chan-wook Reveals Plans for New Film Projects

During various appearances at the South Korean festival, the acclaimed auteur said he is writing a new installment in his famed 'Vengeance' film series, TV projects for both Korea and the U.S., and…

Oscars: Malaysia Picks ‘M for Malaysia’ for International Feature Film Category

Malaysia has for the first time picked a documentary as its Oscars hopeful, submitting 'M for Malaysia' as its entry for the best international feature film category at the 2020 awards.

Busan: Park Chan-Wook on How Blood-Splattered ‘Oldboy’ Shaped His Career

South Korean director Park Chan-wook says he still gets a bit nervous when he watches or even thinks about his breakthrough hit 'Oldboy.' "I have sometimes been scared by the reaction to this movie,"…