Busan Film Review: ‘Narratage’

Memory has a way of distorting time, stretching it or compressing it according to our emotional response to the events at hand. That subjective temporal elasticity is captured in “Narratage,” a trembling, intricately structured first-love story from well-regarded Japanese helmer Isao Yukisada — but even with that said, at 140 minutes, this delicate tale risks […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyOct 13th, 2017

Busan Film Review: ‘Narratage’

Memory has a way of distorting time, stretching it or compressing it according to our emotional response to the events at hand. That subjective temporal elasticity is captured in “Narratage,” a trembling, intricately structured first-love story from well-regarded Japanese helmer Isao Yukisada — but even with that said, at 140 minutes, this delicate tale risks […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyOct 13th, 2017

Busan: European Industry, Talent Delegations Head for Korean Festival

Europe’s film makers and businesses will make their presence felt at next month’s Busan International Film Festival. Some 34 film sales firms will take up position in Busan’s Asian Film Market, and 15 actors and directors are expected to make presentations. Both delegations are part of the Europe! Goes Busan initiative which is backed by... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietySep 20th, 2017

Busan Festival to Open with Shin Su-won’s ‘Glass Garden’

“Glass Garden,” by Korean director Shin Su-won (“Madonna”) will open the 22nd edition of the Busan Film Festival, Asia’s largest film festival. “Love Education,” by multifaceted Taiwanese Sylvia Chang (“Mumur of the Hearts”) will close the festival, which runs Oct. 12-21. The lineup announcement at two events Monday, the first in Busan, the second, later in... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietySep 11th, 2017

Berlin’s Christoph Terhechte to Receive Busan Honor

Germany’s Christoph Terhechte will receive the Korean Cinema Award at this year’s Busan International Film Festival in October. He is being recognized for his significant contribution to Korean cinema. Terhechte has regularly invited Korean films to the Forum section that he runs as part of the Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale) each February. The Busan festival... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietyAug 28th, 2017

Busan marks 20th anniversary with 100 best Asian film list

A new list of the best Asian films of all time was published this week, as the region's increasingly vibrant cinema scene celebrated another bonanza in Busan. The 20th anniversary of the Busan International Film Festival, in South Korea, marked its m.....»»

Category: topSource: yahooOct 4th, 2015

Oliver Stone to Head Powerful Jury at Busan Festival

Oliver Stone, the ever controversial American-French director, has been named as president of the competition jury for the upcoming Busan International Film Festival. The Busan festival is no stranger to controversy. Stone heads an impressive panel including Iranian director Bahman Ghobadi (“A Time for Drunken Horses”), French cinematographer Agnes Godard (“The Dreamlife of Angels”), Philippines... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietyAug 20th, 2017

Kim Dong-ho, Kang Soo-youn to Resign From Troubled Busan Festival

Kim Dong-ho, one of the founders of the Busan International Film Festival and current chairman of the festival organizing committee, has announced his intention to resign. Actress-turned-festival director, Kang Soo-youn said she would also step down. The resignations will not take effect till after this year’s edition of the troubled festival. This year’s Busan festival is... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietyAug 8th, 2017

Busan: Kim Ji-seok nominees reflect the breadth of Asian talent

The 10 nominees for the inaugural Kim Ji-seok awards, named after the late Busan festival program director, are a true reflection of the diversity of Asia itself. One of the founding fathers of the Busan festival, Kim spent more than 20 years of his life nurturing young Asian filmmakers, leading many of them to describe […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyOct 13th, 2017

Busan: ‘Taxi Driver’ Hailed as Best Film at Bu-il Awards

Jang Hoon’s “A Taxi Driver” won the best film prize at the 26th Bu-il Film Awards, a local film awards annually held in Haeundae during the Busan Film Festival. The historical drama also earned lead actor Song Kang-ho (“Snowpiercer”) the best actor award. Having earned $84.75 million from 12.2 million admissions during its theatrical run, “Taxi […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyOct 13th, 2017

Busan: Helmer Farooki Sets December Shoot for ‘Saturday Afternoon’

Eminent Bangladeshi filmmaker Mostofa Sarwar Farooki will commence production on Bengali- and English- language film “Saturday Afternoon” in December. Farooki describes the film as “a thriller where the lives of several people collide on one fateful day.” Farooki is a Busan Film Festival regular. His “Television” closed the festival in 2012, while his latest, “No […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyOct 16th, 2017

Platform Busan Aims to Create Pan-Asian Pic Community

Without the late Kim Ji-seok, former deputy director and executive programmer of the Busan Film Intl. Film Festival who passed away in May at the Cannes Film Festival, this year’s BIFF was always going to be different. As the festival styles itself as the hub of Asian independent cinema, the veteran programmer that handled the […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyOct 15th, 2017

Busan: Australian Film ‘Pulse’ Is Tale of Triumph Over Adversity

U.S.-based sales agent Oration is handling rights to “Pulse,” the Australian fantasy drama that has its international premiere Monday in the Busan Film Festival’s Flash Forward section. The film is an intensely personal tale about a gay young man with disabilities who changes into the body of a beautiful woman, in order to be loved. […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyOct 14th, 2017

Busan: Mouly Surya’s ‘Marlina’ Adds Sales Deals (EXCLUSIVE)

“Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts,” the Indonesian film that was presented in Busan’s Asian Project Market last year, is now proving a hit with international distributors. The film had its theatrical premiere in the Directors’ Fortnight section of the Cannes Film Festival in May and plays this week at Busan. The picture is something […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyOct 12th, 2017

Stranger Things Season 2!!! Plus Everything Else Coming & Going On Netflix In October!

They're here… Well, almost. October is coming to Netflix, and with it the second season of the breakout hit Stranger Things! The first season slayed Summer 2016, but this one takes place at Halloween — which is exactly when it's dropping, October 27! Photos: Netflix Removes Children's Cartoon After Viewers Discover A PENIS In The Background! For those in [...] They're here... Well, almost. October is coming to Netflix, and with it the second season of the breakout hit Stranger Things! The first season slayed Summer 2016, but this one takes place at Halloween -- which is exactly when it's dropping, October 27! Photos: Netflix Removes Children's Cartoon After Viewers Discover A PENIS In The Background! For those in search of the scary, the streaming giant is also dropping the controversially graphic French cannibal movie Raw and the Netflix original slasher The Babysitter, starring Bella Thorne! In case you aren't in the October mood, there are plenty of other movies coming -- and sadly leaving -- next month. Ch-ch-check out the full list (below)! Available October 1: 88 Minutes A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song Before Midnight Blood Diamond Boogie Nights Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Cleverman Season 2 Death Sentence Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood Eagle vs. Shark Eyes Wide Shut Generation Iron 2 Ghost Patrol I Love You, Man Ice Guardians Lockup: Disturbing the Peace: Collection 1 Made of Honor Miss Congeniality Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous Must Love Dogs Never Let Me Go No Reservations Penelope PJ Masks Season 1 Set Up The Reaping Tokyo Idols Tommy Boy Vanished Veronica Available October 2 Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown Sleeping with Other People Available October 3 13 Demons Rodney Carrington: Here Comes The Truth (Netflix original) Cult of Chucky The Survivalist Available October 4 Raw Available October 5 Bonus Family (Bonusfamiljen) Season 1 (Netflix original) Schitt's Creek Season 3 The Fosters Season 5 Available October 6 ID-0 Season 1 (Netflix original) Skylanders Academy Season 2 (Netflix original) Suburra Season 1 (Netflix original) The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (Netflix original) Word Party Season 3 (Netflix original) Available October 7 Chris Brown: Welcome To My Life Middle Man Available October 10 Christina P: Mother Inferior (Netflix original) The Skyjacker's Tale Available October 11 Donnie Darko Available October 12 Fe de etarras (Netflix original film) Available October 13 El Especial de Alex Fernández, el Especial (Netflix original film) Kingdom of Us (Netflix original film) Mindhunter Season 1 (Netflix original film) Super Monsters Season 1 (Netflix original film) Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby The Babysitter (Netflix original film) The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (Netflix original film) Voltron: Legendary Defender Season 4 Available October 15 Belief: The Possession of Janet Moses LEGO: City Season 1 Money OtherLife She Makes Comics West Coast Customs Season 6 Available October 17 Patton Oswalt: Annihilation (Netflix original film) Slasher: Guilty Party (Netflix original film) Available October 19 Wedding Unplanned Available October 20 1922 (Netflix original film) Haters Back Off Season 2 (Netflix original film) One of Us (Netflix original film) Smurfs: The Lost Village The Day I Met El Chapo: The Kate del Castillo Story (Netflix original film) Wheelman (Netflix original film) Available October 23 Meet the Robinsons While We're Young Available October 24 Wanted Seasons 1-2 (Netflix original film) The Mist Season 1 Available October 25 The Hateful Eight The Final Master La Querida del Centauro Season 2 Available October 26 Strange Weather Available October 27 Stranger Things Season 2 (Netflix original) Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold (Netflix original film) Available October 28 Pup Star: Better 2Gether Available October 30 Judah Friedlander: America Is The Greatest Country In The United States (Netflix original film) Available October 31 Zumbo's Just Desserts Season 1 (Netflix original film) And leaving next month: Leaving October 1 30 Rock Seasons 1–7 A Love in Times of Selfies Across the Universe Barton Fink Bella Big Daddy Carousel Cradle 2 the Grave Crafting a Nation Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest Daddy's Little Girls Dark Was the Night David Attenborough's Rise of the Animals: Triumph of the Vertebrates Season 1 Day of the Kamikaze Death Beach Dowry Law Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief Friday Night Lights Seasons 1–5 Happy Feet Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison Hellboy Kagemusha Laura Love Actually Malcolm in the Middle Seasons 1–7 Max Dugan Returns Millennium Million Dollar Baby Mortal Kombat Mr. 3000 Mulholland Dr. My Father the Hero My Name Is Earl Seasons 1–4 One Tree Hill Seasons 1–9 Patton Picture This Prison Break Seasons 1–4 The Bernie Mac Show Seasons 1–5 The Shining The Wonder Years Seasons 1–6 Titanic Leaving October 19 The Cleveland Show Seasons 1–4 Leaving October 21 Bones Seasons 5–11 Leaving October 27 Lie to Me Seasons 2–3 Louie Seasons 1–5 Hotel Transylvania 2 Leaving October 29 Family Guy Seasons 9–14 Seeing anything special, streamers??.....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonSep 20th, 2017

That’s a Wrap: The Week in Movie News

Get the latest movie casting and development news. Deadline reports that directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller have exited the Han Solo movie in the middle of filming. Not long over the move was made, it was announced that Ron Howard would step in to direct the film. The next Jurassic World movie now has a title. A new poster arrived online via Twitter touting Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which is expected during the summer of 2018. NBC Universal President Michael Edelstein reports that there is a Downton Abbey movie in the works. “It’s been in the works for some time. We are working on getting the script right and we’ve got to figure out how to get the [cast] together,” stated Edelstein. It’s his hope that the film will start shooting next year. Kyle Chandler and Ryan Gosling will co-star in First Man, the new film about Neil Armstrong’s moon landing. Gosling’s La La Land director Damien Chazelle will oversee the film. Gosling plays Armstrong, while Chandler plays Deke Slayton, one of the original NASA Mercury Seven astronauts. Deadline reports that the Joel Edgerton-written and starring film Boy Erased has been picked up by Focus Features. The film tells the story of a teen boy (Lucas Hedges) who is the son of a Baptist preacher who is outed to his parents and pressured into attending a gay conversion camp. Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman reportedly being courted for supporting roles. Ben Kingsley has joined the cast of Operation Finale, the Chris Weitz-directed film about the hunt and capture of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann. Deadline reports that Kingsley will play Eichmann opposite Oscar Isaac’s Peter Malkin, the leader of an Israeli spy group tasked with hunting down Eichmann. It’s a Nightcrawler reunion. Writer-director Dan Gilroy is tapping leading man Jake Gyllenhaal and leading woman Rene Russo in a still untitled film set in the art world. It’s the year of Carrie Coon! On the heels of the season (and possible series) finales of Fargo and The Leftovers, the actress has joined the cast of Widows, the film centering on the wives of three robbers who decide to finish their husband’s job after they get killed during a heist. Viola Davis, Elizabeth Debicki and Michelle Rodriguez also star in the film. Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively are in talks to star in A Simple Favor. Deadline reports that Paul Feig will direct the thriller which starts shooting in Toronto in August. The movie centers on a mommy blogger whose best friend suddenly vanishes. Emily Ratajkowski feels pretty. The model-turned-actress has joined the cast of the Amy Schumer-starring film I Feel Pretty. The comedy also has cast Michelle Williams and Rafe Spall. The last piece of the cast has been set for the ensemble film Tag. Leslie Bibb is joining the film, which centers on a group of friends who have become the focus of a Wall Street Journal article after playing a game of tag for over 30 years. Jeremy Renner, Ed Helms, Jon Hamm, Jake Johnson, Hannibal Buress, Annabelle Wallis, Rashida Jones and Isla Fisher have also been cast. Deadline reports that Eli Roth will direct The House With a Clock in Its Walls for Amblin Entertainment, with Jack Black attached to star. The film is based on a series of books, with this particular story centering on a recently orphaned boy who discovers a world of hidden passages and mystery in his uncle’s old house. Neve Campbell will star opposite Dwayne Johnson in the new film Skyscraper. The 3D action thriller has Johnson as a former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader who assesses the security for skyscrapers. While on the job in China, he discovers one of the tallest buildings on fire and himself being framed for it. It makes for a harrowing day in which he must escape capture while still trying to save a family trapped above the fire line. Michael Ealy and Meagan Good will star as a couple who find themselves challenged in their remote new home by the former tenant (Dennis Quaid) in the psychological thriller Motivated Seller. Armie Hammer and Jermaine Fowler have joined the new Boots Riley film, Sorry to Bother You. Deadline reports the film is about a timid black telemarketer who discovers a magical key to business success and must decided on whether or not to stand up or sell out to his corporate overlords. Gillian Jacobs, Vanessa Bayer and Phoebe Robinson will star in the new Netflix film Ibiza. The movie centers on a woman (Jacobs) who goes on a work trip to Barcelona, but quickly gets sidetracked with her friends while hunting for a popular DJ......»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodoutbreakJul 17th, 2017

Busan: Director Chowdhury Sets ‘Rickshaw Girl’ for March Shoot

Bangladeshi filmmaker Amitabh Reza Chowdhury (“Aynabaji”) will go into production on Bengali-language film “Rickshaw Girl” in March. Chowdhury is part of the Bangladeshi contingent attending the Busan Platform program. The film is based on Mitali Perkins’ bestselling 2007 young adult novel that was chosen by the New York Public Library as one of the 100 […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyOct 17th, 2017

‘Glass Garden’ Director Shin Su-won Backs Busan, Talks Blacklist

Shin Su-won, the Korean director of Busan’s opening film “Glass Garden,” showed support for the Busan Intl. Film Festival, criticizing the political issues that have bedeviled the event. Shin is a member of Directors’ Guild of Korea, which has not lifted its boycott of the BIFF. “Despite its ordeal, I believe the BIFF should go […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyOct 16th, 2017

Chinese Poet Han Dong Cultivates Dark Humor in ‘One Night on the Wharf’

A keen admirer of Luis Bunuel’s “The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie,” Chinese poet Han Dong makes an appearance this week in Busan with “One Night on the Wharf,” his first attempt at directing a movie. Produced by art-house darling Jia Zhangke, the film debuts in the Busan Film Festival’s main New Currents competition. At […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyOct 15th, 2017

Busan: Ray Yeung Opens Closet With New Film at Asian Project Market

Writer/director Ray Yeung was reading about Hong Kong men in the 60-70 age group that were married and in the closet and decided to interview some of them. The interviews crystallized into the screenplay for “Suk Suk,” one of the projects vying for coin at the Busan Asian Project Market. The film will follow two […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyOct 15th, 2017

Busan Facetime: Director Shin Su-won Talks ‘Glass Garden’

Shin Su-won, one of the best-known South Korean female filmmakers, has been a regular entry at international film festivals since her autobiographical 2010 debut feature, “Passerby #3.” After world premiering her previous feature, “Madonna,” at Cannes in 2015, Shin returns to Busan with “Glass Garden,” which is he festival’s opening night film. You went to […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyOct 14th, 2017