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Batman still on top

The Lego Batman Movie spanked Fifty Shades Darker for a second weekend running at North American box offices, an industry group said on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/20 18:23:40

Oscar nominee ‘La La Land’ loses to action flick ‘xXx’ in China

Looking for a film to export to China? It seems action films are still your best choice.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/20 18:18:39

Asian films tackle LGBT issues at Berlin International Film Festival

The results of the 67th Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) were announced on Saturday night, with director Ildikó Enyedi's Hungarian romance film On Body and Soul taking home the night's biggest prize - the Golden Bear for Best Film.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/19 17:43:39

Jolie unveils Khmer Rouge film in 'second home' Cambodia

Angelina Jolie unveiled her new film on the horrors of the Khmer Rouge era on Saturday at the ancient Angkor Wat temple complex in Cambodia, a country the star shares a deep affinity with through her adopted son Maddox.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/19 16:53:39

Paramount CEO Grey to depart as soon as next week – sources

Brad Grey, the chairman and chief executive officer of Viacom Inc’s Paramount Pictures film studio is expected to leave with an announcement coming as early as next week, according to two sources familiar with the situation.
Source: Reuters | 2017/2/19 16:33:39

Hungarian film "On Body and Soul" grabs Golden Bear

Hungarian film "Testrol es lelekrol" (On Body and Soul) won the Golden Bear for Best Film award at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/19 9:52:21

Filmmaker goes against odds to document story of ‘comfort women’

“The world is so beautiful. I want to live and see this world.” When documentary maker Guo Ke heard these words from Wei Shaolan, a woman forced into sex slavery by Japanese soldiers during their invasion of China, he was barely able to comprehend it.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/16 23:52:00

In search of lost Proust: Film may show revered author

An oval face with a thin black moustache, descending the steps of a Paris church: Is this the only known footage showing the French literary giant Marcel Proust?
Source: AFP | 2017/2/16 21:23:40

Berlin film festival haven for LGBT, historical awareness and diversity

The rise of US President Donald Trump, together with an increasingly troubled political environment around the globe, has weighed heavily on the shoulders of some film industry veterans. Fortunately, the ongoing Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) has offered a way for them to speak out by focusing on diversity.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/16 18:18:40

Actor Harrison Ford in near-miss while landing private plane at California airport

Hollywood star Harrison Ford was involved in a near-miss at a California airport as he was piloting his private plane, officials and US media said on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/15 18:28:40

Director Huang Ji’s film competing for Crystal Bear Award at Berlin film festival

Chinese film Ben Niao (The Foolish Bird) was screened as part of the Generation section of the 67th Berlin International Film Festival on Sunday. Directed by Chinese director Huang Ji and Japanese filmmaker Ryuji Otsuka, the film focuses on China's "left-behind children," rural kids whose parents have left to work in big cities.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/15 18:23:39

Brexit satire draws big laughs at Berlin fest

An uproarious British satire shot during the Brexit referendum drew big laughs at the Berlin International Film Festival on Monday, with Sally Potter using a stellar cast for "a light and loving look" at a "broken England."
Source: AFP | 2017/2/14 16:13:40

"xXx: The Return of Xander Cage" tops Chinese box office

"xXx: The Return of Xander Cage," a Hollywood action movie featuring Vin Diesel, topped the Chinese box office in the week ending Feb. 12, earning 427 million yuan (62 million US dollars), China Film News reported Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/14 13:11:43

Blocky start

The Lego Batman Movie dominated Fifty Shades Darker in a battle of new releases at North American box offices over the weekend, an industry group said Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/13 17:58:39

Berlin International Film Festival comes to Beijing

As the attention of movie lovers is being drawn to the 67th Berlin International Film Festival (BIFF) in Germany's capital, The Goethe-Institute China, French Institute of China and Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) have decided to bring a little bit of the festival to Beijing with Eyes on Berlin, a tie-in film showcase for productions from China, Germany and France.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/13 17:43:39

‘La La Land’ picks up five British BAFTA movie awards in London

Hollywood musical La La Land won five British BAFTA movie awards on Sunday, at a glitzy London ceremony charged with filmmakers' political messages.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/13 17:43:39

La La Land wins 5 awards, including best film at British BAFTAs

La La Land, a film telling the story of an aspiring actress and a dedicated jazz musician struggling to make ends meet while pursuing their dreams, won Britain's top movie prize Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/13 10:58:00

Berlin International Film Festival opens with politics, will screen animated Chinese film

Since opening day on February 9, this year's Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) has lived up to its decades-long reputation as a politically-minded event.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/12 18:18:39