France Telecom subsidiary Orange™ has teamed up with the 12th Deauville Asian Film Festival (March 10 to 14, 2010) to showcase Asian cinema on its service portals. Films to be screened include a focus on Korean maverick auteur Kim Ki-duk
plus two popular Korean features. Orange™ is the ISP and mobile network operator for the telecom giant's over 189 million customers.
Continuing a partnership it began with the festival in 2009, the Orange cinéma séries channels will screen KIM's masterpiece "Address Unknown
" (2001) and the Buddhist themed "Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... And Spring
" (2003) along with Lee Jeong-hyang
's rustic-nostalgia-piece "The Way Home"
(2002) and Lee Joon-ik
's saucy period-hit "The King and the Clown
Other spotlights in the series include Japanese director Miike Takashi and Hong Kong's Johnnie To. Orange™ is involved in film distribution through its coproduction arm Studio 37, pre-purchasing films in production, and screening world cinema through its VoD services, TV packages and the five channels from its Orange cinéma séries package.
Nigel D'Sa (KOFIC)