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Top 10 East Asian films to stream during lockdown

For those confined by coronavirus, our pick of the best movies available at a click

"Okja," directed by Bong Joon-ho of recent "Parasite" fame, tells the endearing story of a girl and her relationship with a genetically modified superpig. (Courtesy of Netflix)

SEOUL -- The moment the cast and crew of Korean film "Parasite" went up to collect the Best Picture Academy Award in February feels like something from a different era. It was a historic day, not just for Korean film but also for Asian cinema, which has long been overlooked by the Oscars.

Two months later, with millions in coronavirus lockdown, the future of cinema is looking uncertain as multiplexes are closed, releases delayed and film production halted.

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