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Chinese film “The Devotion of Suspect X” hits worldwide theaters March 31

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The film is based on a popular Japanese novel of the same name.

Chinese indie movie “The Taste of Rice Flower” enters production

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"A Taste of Rice Flower" documents the life of an ethnic Dai woman in Yunnan province.

Trailer: Battleship Island (South Korea, 2017)

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Remember that abandoned island in Skyfall? That's a real place, and a South Korea movie's being made about it.

Trailer: “Guardians”, Russia’s answer to “The Avengers”, premieres Feb 23

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Tired of American superheroes? Check out "Guardians" for superhero action with a Russian twist!

Trailer: Lee Byung Hun’s “A Single Rider” premieres Feb 22

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Lee Byung-hun leaves behind his usual tough guy roles to play a fund manager who uncovers a shocking secret after his life implodes.

Asian Brilliant Stars program launches amidst Berlinale 2017

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The Asian Brilliant Stars program aims to boost international exposure for both emerging and established filmmakers from Asia.

A taste of South Indian indie film from “Six Feet High” and “An Off-Day Game”

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Keralan director Sanal Kumar Sasidhara's first two features offer an example of world-class cinematic technique applied to local, Indian narratives.

Three Taiwanese films to screen at 2017 Berlin International Film Festival

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Three Taiwanese films will be screened at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival (the Berlinale) in February 2017.

Film “A Loner” to illuminate plight of elderly empty-nesters in China

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Starring Zhu Xijuan, "A Loner" (大雪冬至) is expected to complete production later in 2017.

Trailer: Korean action flick “Fabricated City” coming Feb 9

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From the director of "Welcome to Dongmakgol", "Fabricated City" is an action-thriller featuring a videogamer who must fight for his innocence after being unjustly framed.