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Founded in 1905, Variety is an entertainment newspaper published weekly by Reed Business Information. The subtitle of the paper is The International Entertainment Weekly. Variety features stories and columns pertaining to theatre, television, radio, music, records and movies. Variety's Vice President and Editor-in-Chief is Peter Bart. Charles Koones serves as President and Publisher. Dana Harris is the Editor and Olivia Hemaratanatorn is the Managing Editor.

Articles from October 2017

Filmmakers Gather under New Platform
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...
Filmmaker Yeung Opens Door on Hidden World in Pic 'Suk Suk'
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...
Glass Garden
OPENING NIGHTGlass GardenDirector, writer: Shin Su-wonStarring: Moon Geun-young, Kim Tae-hun, Suh Tai-wha, Lim Jeong-woon, Park Ji-sooWe've all been told that the Lorax speaks for the trees, but Dr. Seuss's mustachioed conservationist has nothing on...
Helmer Hazarika Looks to Complete 'Voracious' Funding
WRITER/DIRECTOR BHASKAR Hazarika's "Voracious" ("Aamis") arrives at Busan's Asian Project market having already secured $110,000 of its $200,000 budget from private equity.Set in the city of Guwahati in Northeastern India, the Assamese-language film...
Kadokawa Nets 'Butterfly' for Japan
KADOKAWA CORP. has picked up Japanese rights to "Butterfly Sleep," the Korean melodrama that screen this week in Busan's Gala Presentation section. The Japanese giant will give the film a platform release next year."The film will premiere in Japan on...
Korean President Vows Independence for BIFF
Korea's recently-elected President Moon Jae-in took a stance on Sunday in favor of the editorial and artistic independence of the Busan Film Festival.He is not the first president to visit the festival, but is the first to have made an official speech...
Manoj Bajpayee: 'This Film Was Giving Me a Chance to Experiment with My Craft.'
TWO YEARS AFTER he won a standing ovation in Busan for his searing portrayal of a persecuted gay literature professor in Hansal Mehta's "Aligarh," Manoj Bajpayee returns to the festival with the world premiere of Dipesh Jain's thriller "In the Shadows."...
Poppy Goes to Hollywood Redux
A WINDOW ON ASIAN CINEMAPoppy Goes to Hollywood ReduxDirector: Sok VisalStarring: Un Sothea, Duch Lida, Poppy, Pee Mai, Peypey Dy, Pop, Tata, San Mao, Chen Choeun, Sok Vanna, Um Vuthy, Chor Pinong, Poeu Kim Oun, Kong Chanyoleak, Men PhirithInfectious...
Strength of 'Clouds' Found in Majidi's Emotional Helming
MAJID MAJIDI is a long way from home in "Beyond the Clouds," a socially conscious underworld melodrama that sees the veteran Iranian humanist taking to the slums of Mumbai with a hint of Bollywood swagger. It's a commendable departure, even if you can...
Sweet Virginia
MIDNIGHT PASSIONSweet VirginiaDirector: Jamie M. DaggStarring: Jon Bernthal, Christopher Abbott, Imogen Poots, Rosemarie DeWitt, Odessa YoungRight out of the gate, the China brothers' noir-hearted sensibility was being compared to that of fellow film...
Virtual Reality Conference Promises Future of Film
IT WAS STANDING room only at the keynote presentation for the Busan Intl. Film Festival's Virtual Reality conference, demonstrating the keen interest the world media industry has in this new platform. The keynote was delivered by Jerome Blanquet, creator...
Wajib
A WINDOW ON ASIAN CINEMAWajibDirector: Annemarie JacirStarring: Mohammad Bakri, Saleh Bakri, Karma Zoabi, Rana Alamuddin, Maria ZriekThe clash between pragmatism and idealism turns acute in Annemarie Jacir's father-son drama "Wajib," an intimate, well-played...
'Wharf' Marks Chinese Poet's Big Screen Bow
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 arthouse darling Jia Zhangke, the...
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