Asian cinema

"Asian cinema" refers to the film industries and films produced in the continent of Asia. More commonly however, it is used to refer to the cinema of Eastern, Southeastern, South Asia, Afghanistan, and Iran.

Sometimes West Asians are thought of as Middle Eastern, and thus are not classified as Asian cinema, although Iran and Afghanistan are often included. [ [http://www.unesco.org/courier/2000_10/uk/doss0.htm The rage for Asian cinema ] ] [ [http://www.horschamp.qc.ca/9709/offscreen_columns/asian.hot.html asian-hot ] ] [ [http://www.littleindia.com/news/123/ARTICLE/1311/2005-10-15.html Asian Cinema Steams Up ] ] [ [http://www.hindu.com/2005/09/27/stories/2005092703691300.htm The Hindu : National : Focus on Asian cinema at festival ] ] North Asia is dominated by Siberian Russia, and is thus considered European cinema. Central Asia is usually grouped with the Middle East. East Asian cinema is typified by the cinema of Japan, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Korea, including the Japanese anime industry and martial arts action films of Hong Kong. South East Asian cinema is typified by the cinema of Thailand and other South East Asian countries. Central Asian and Southern Caucasus Cinema is typified by Iran and Tajikistan. West Asian cinema is typified by Turkish cinema and Cinema of Israel. Bollywood, the film industry of India, is the biggest in the world in terms of tickets sold and films made. It makes action films, adventure films, romantic films, comedies, horror films and many other types. Mainly 'Masala' films are made here.

Asian films

Notes

ee also

* World cinema
* Sandeep Marwah producer of 1000 short films
* Central Asian and Southern Caucasus Film Festivals Confederation
* The Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema

Notable Asian film directors:

*Abbas Kiarostami (Iran)
*Akira Kurosawa (Japan)
*Mohsen Makhmalbaf (Iran)
*Samira Makhmalbaf (Iran)
*Satyajit Ray (India)
*Bahman Ghobadi (Iran)
*Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Turkey)
*Ephraim Kishon (Israel)
*Sergei Bodrov (Russia)

External links

* [http://dir.asian-cinema.net/ Asian Cinema Directory] - Asian cinema link directory
* Asian Academy Of Film & Television www.aaft.com
* [http://www.asiasociety.org/podcasts/subscribe.html Asia Society: The Cinema Scene] - regular podcast program containing news, reviews and interviews related to Asian Film
* [http://www.acdrifter.com Asian Cinema Drifter] - Website dedicated to Asian cinema reviews
* [http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=12973&sectionid=351020105 Article: Iranian director to head Asian Film Academy] at Press TV
* [http://www.google.com/coop/cse?cx=005884908179894010258%3A5y2mthyiyoo Asian Cinema Search] at Google Co-op
* [http://www.loveasianfilm.com LoveAsianFilm.com] - LoveAsianFilm.com - Celebrating Asian Cinema
* [http://filmasia.blogspot.com Film Asia] - Film Asia - The Latest Asian Movies Synopsis
* [http://www.btasia.org BTasia.org] - Asian bittorrent community - Asian movies, TV series and more.
* [http://www.aboutallmovies.com AboutAllMovies.com] - About All Movies - All about asian movies, films, cinema.



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