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Filmart 2019

Filmart: Singapore’s Potocol, Aurora Media Seal Two-Year First-Look Deal

Singapore-based film companies Potocol and Aurora Media sealed a two-year first-look deal during the closing days of Hong Kong's Filmart.

Filmart: Streamer Viu Targets Increased Social Media Engagement With Travel Challenge Show ‘No Sleep No FOMO’

The program invites viewers to help celebrities as they race to complete a range of around-the-clock challenges in major cities within 60 hours and without rest.

Nicolas Cage to Star in Sci-Fi Martial Arts Movie ‘Jiu Jitsu’

Nicolas Cage is set to star in writer-director-producer Dimitri Logothetis’ sci-fi martial arts movie 'Jiu Jitsu.'

Filmart: Bangladeshi Filmmaker Documents the Plight of the Rohingya People: “A Tragedy With a Very Human Face”

Documentary director Abid Hossain Khan's debut feature 'Belonging' is told from the perspective of a six-year-old girl as she searches for her missing family in the sprawling Rohingya refugee camps across the border from Myanmar in Bangladesh.

Filmart: iQiyi’s Tim Gong Yu on Netflix, Expanding Globally and Why the Chinese Market is “Unpredictable”

The tech and entertainment tycoon offers a post-mortem on his company's partnership with the U.S. streaming giant and how the somewhat battered state of China's film industry is actually boosting his company's core business.

Filmart: Donnie Yen Joins Benny Chan’s Cop Thriller ‘Raging Fire’

Hong Kong action superstar Donnie Yen is set to play a cop who mentors Nicholas Tse in director Benny Chan’s 'Raging Fire,' to be produced by Emperor Motion Pictures.

Filmart: Channeling Martin Scorsese for a Modern-Day Malaysian Crime Epic (Q&A)

Director Zahir Omar and star Sunny Pang discuss their thriller 'Fly by Night,' capturing contemporary Kuala Lumpur onscreen and embracing diversity in the Asian film sector (just don’t get Pang started on 'Crazy Rich Asians').

Hong Kong Flashback: With 1999’s ‘Peppermint Candy,’ Lee Chang-dong Arrived as a Fully Formed Auteur

A look back at 'Peppermint Candy' the breakout film for South Korean director Lee Chang-dong and one of the key movies in the Korean Wave.

Filmart: CJ Entertainment to Remake Its Hit Romance ‘The Classic’ for Thailand

South Korean conglomerate CJ Entertainment is moving forward with a Thai remake of the 2003 Korean hit romance 'The Classic,' directed by first-time helmer Thatchaphong Suphasri, for a late 2019 release.

Filmart: HBO Asia Originals Chief Jessica Kam-Engle Talks Mining Local Culture for Broad Appeal (Q&A)

The industry veteran discusses her ambitious plan to bring binge-worthy TV series to the Asian outpost of the U.S. network and simultaneously provide a valuable platform to local talents.

‘The Torment of Ghost’: Film Review | Filmart 2019

Huy Yaleng's 'The Torment of Ghost' charts a criminal tycoon's downfall as he struggles with nightmares in which he is tortured by a former Khmer Rouge cadre.

‘Blue Hour’ (‘Buru Awa ni Buttobasu’): Film Review | Filmart 2019

Kaho and Shim Eun-kyung star as two friends visiting a provincial city in 'Blue Hour,' Japanese filmmaker Yuko Hakota's first full-length feature.