The Asian Project Market (APM) heads into its 18th edition with 30 projects announced on Monday.A small number come from familiar names, although none have direct NZ connections. In the game of 6 Degrees, the title with closest NZ link is Nandita Das’ Indian project Manto. Das was director of Shuchi Kothari’s 2008 feature Firaaq. (Later this month, Kothari will chair discussions hosted by Script to Screen and DEGNZ on Leslee Unwin’s India’s Daughter.)
Among the more established filmmakers presenting projects will be Indian Kanu BEHL, whose Titli premiered in Un Certain Regard last year. Indonesian Mouly Surya will present Marlina The Murderer In Four Acts. His Sundance-premiered What They Don’t Talk About When They Talk About Love (2013) has become one of Indonesia’s most internationally successful films.
The one title from outside Asia is Hana MAKHMALBAF’s London Stories, follow-up to her 2009 Green Days which was well-received at Venice and Toronto. The London-based Makhmalbafs are an established filmmaking family. Hana’s brother will produce London Stories. Her father’s The President was selected at the Busan IFF last year.
Among the locals, LEESONG Heeil (Night Flight, Berlinale, 2014) is possibly the best-known.
Last year Vietnamese director Phan Dang Di took the headline US$20,000 Busan award for Full Moon Party, sequel to his 2010 Bi, Don’t Be Afraid which played well on the international festival circuit after taking two prizes at Cannes.
The Asian Project Market will run 4 – 6 October in Busan. Projects are listed alphabetically by title.
|1||Acetylene Love||Adolfo Jr. ALIX||Ma. Lourdes GOPEZ/td>||The Philippines|
|2||The Adventure of Hanmeimei||KIM Junghan||AHN Dongkyu||China||Korea|
|3||Agra||Kanu BEHL||Kanu BEHL
|4||Another Day in Baghdad||Maysoon PACHACHI||Talal AL-MUHANNA||Iraq||UK, France. Germany|
|5||Birdshot||Mikhail RED||Pamela L. REYES||The Philippines||Qatar|
|6||Bombay Rose||Gitanjali RAO||Clara MAHIEU||India||France|
|7||Brother||KIM Tae-yong||KIM Jeong-min||Korea|
|8||ChaChaCha||DO Quoc Trung||PHAN Dang Di
TRAN ThiBich Ngoc
|9||Gabsooni & Soo-ah||YANG Ik-june||KIM Joori||Korea|
|10||Glooming Flower||JEON Gyesoo||JANG Sojung||Korea|
|11||Ireesha, daughter of the elf king||CHANG Hyungyun||CHO Young-kag||Korea|
|12||London Stories||Hana MAKHMALBAF||Maysam MAKHMALBAF||UK|
|13||The Lottery Boy||TRAN DUNG ThanhHuy||NGUYEN Hoang Diep
NGUYEN Trinh Hoan
|14||Manto||Nandita DAS||Nandita DAS||India|
|15||Marlina The Murderer In Four Acts||Mouly SURYA||Rama ADI
|16||A Means to an End||YU LikWai||YU LikWai
Francois DA SILVA
|China||France, Hong Kong|
|17||No One Else||IGUCHI Nami||TANAKA Miyuki||Japan|
|18||Photographer’s boy||JEON Soo-il||JEON Soo-il
|19||The Princess Spring||Guillaume GIOVANETTI||Turkey||France|
|20||Second Breath||MIN Yongkeun||SHIM Hyunwoo||Korea|
|21||ZHANG Miaoyan||Guillaume DE SEILLE||China||France|
|22||Smoke on the Water||TOMINA Tetsuya||HATANAKA Mina||Japan|
|23||Sunrise||Adilkhan YERZHANOV||Olga KHLASHEVA||Kazakhstan|
|24||Swallow||LEESONG Heeil||KIM Ilkwon||Korea|
|25||The Sweet Requiem||Ritu SARIN
|26||Tuition||LEI Yuan Bin||TAN Bee Thiam||Singapore|
|28||Venice||Rusudan CHKONIA||Rusudan CHKONIA
|29||The Wasted Land||Eddie CAHYONO||Ifa ISFANSYAH
|30||Yellow Apples||Shahram MOKRI||Mohammad ATEBBAI||Iran|