The South Korean filmmaker Kim Ki-duk died at 59 in a Latvian hospital, where he was being treated for COVID-19. The news was initially reported by Vitaly Mansky, director of Latvia’s Artdocfest film festival, later confirmed by Kim’s family in the Korean media. Kim was understood to be developing a film project set in the Baltic region when he became ill.
The prominent filmmaker and cinematographer Iris Ng is slated to hold an online master class in the 14th Iran International Documentary Film Festival, known as Cinéma Vérité, which is scheduled to be organized totally online from December 15 to 22 in Tehran.
The projected Tom Cruise space movie that became headline news after both NASA and Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted about it in early May appears to be coming closer to reality after filmmaker Doug Liman was reported to be on board as director.