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Chinese authorities release new movie ticket regulations

Film ticket sellers must optimize and simplify procedures for ticket refunds and exchanges, a notice released by the China Film Distribution and Exhibition Association announced on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/20 18:43:42

Chinese director Feng Xiaogang cut from Jia Zhangke's 'Ash Is Purest White'

A five-minute scene starring Chinese director and actor Feng Xiaogang has been removed from Chinese director Jia Zhangke's film Ash Is Purest White, which is scheduled to hit Chinese mainland theaters on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/17 17:28:40

British Ambassador to China Barbara Woodward positive about the future of Sino-UK cultural cooperation

Sherlock Homes, Paddington Bear, Peppa Pig... these are among the most popular British franchises among Chinese audiences. And now, audiences in China can expect to see even more creative products that combine British and Chinese cultural elements as enhanced cooperation with China in film and TV is one of the key areas for the UK's cross-boundary efforts in the creative industry, the British ambassador to China told the Global Times on Saturday at the British embassy in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/17 17:28:39

'Green Book' wins Toronto International Film Festival audience prize

Peter Farrelly's Green Book, starring Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen, won the Toronto International Film Festival audience prize on Sunday, giving it a lead in the race for Oscar glory.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/17 16:38:40

New documentary series to bring lives of China's traditional handicraft masters to internatinal audiences

A new mini-documentary series focusing on Chinese master craftsmen and their stories will not only air on China's major streaming platforms such as iQiyi, tv.people.com.cn and Tencent Weishi, but also reach a wild range of overseas viewers on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter through new partnerships, the Intercontinental Communication Center, the series' production company, announced on Wednesday in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/13 18:33:40

'Crazy Rich Asians' unlikely to become mega-hit in Chinese mainland

Hit rom-com Crazy Rich Asians has not only made headlines in the US for being the first all-Asian-cast film produced by a major Hollywood studio in the past 25 years, but also sparked numerous discussions on social media in the Chinese mainland, where it has yet to receive a release date.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/13 17:08:39

Disney holds training course for leading Chinese animators

The Walt Disney Company, known for productions whose life lessons tickle our funny bones and tug at people's heartstrings, has also stepped up to become a bridge between China and the US.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/12 16:23:39

Dolan slips in English debut at TIFF

Canadian filmmaker Xavier Dolan made his English-language debut on Monday, premiering The Death and Life of John F. Donovan at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
Source: AFP | 2018/9/11 18:23:40

'Widows' premieres at TIFF

Director Steve McQueen returned to the limelight at the Toronto film festival on Sunday with the kick-ass feminist heist movie Widows, at a time when calls are multiplying for heftier roles for women.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/10 18:48:40

Tang Gaopeng's 'The Road Not Taken' to hit cinemas on Friday

Chinese director Tang Gaopeng's debut movie The Road Not Taken is set to hit Chinese mainland's cinemas on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/10 18:48:39

Warner's 'Nun' proves part of a winning habit in N. America theaters

Horror movie The Nun was the top draw in North American movie theaters this weekend, extending a remarkable string of recent successes by Warner Bros, industry watchers said.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/10 18:28:40

Cuaron's Mexican 'masterpiece' wins Venice film festival

Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron won the Golden Lion top prize at the Venice film festival Saturday for Roma, which critics called not merely a movie but "a vision."
Source: AFP | 2018/9/9 17:03:39

Zhang Yimou's new film 'Shadow' premieres to critical acclaim at Venice film festival

Renowned Chinese director Zhang Yimou's latest feature film Shadow debuted to critical acclaim after its world premiere at the 75th Venice International Film Festival on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/9 16:48:39

Trailer for adaptation of Chinese sci-fi author Liu Cixin's 'The Wandering Earth' has Obama Easter egg

In July, Guo Fan, director of the upcoming Chinese sci-fi film The Wandering Earth, adapted from Hugo Award winning writer Liu Cixin's short story of the same name, sat down with the Beijing News to talk about the movie, which according to its trailer is set to debut later this year.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/6 18:03:43

Producers of Hong Kong anti-graft film 'L Storm' announce Chinese mainland release date

L Storm, the third film in the Hong Kong Z Storm action crime franchise, is scheduled to hit Chinese mainland cinemas on September 14, the film's producers announced at a Beijing press conference on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/6 17:58:41

Docs, horror classics and politics dominate Toronto film fest

Hot documentaries, reboots of classic horror franchises, plenty of politics, and of course Oscar-bait galas will be served up at this week's Toronto International Film Festival.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/6 16:48:40

Venice Film Festival: Italy's Valeria Bruni Tedeschi presents film about family, art, relationships

Italian actress and director Valeria Bruni Tedeschi presented her sixth directorial effort, The Summer House, out of competition at the Venice film Festival on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/6 8:06:37

'Crazy Rich Asians' keeps shining

Crazy Rich Asians has ruled at the North American box office for the third weekend in a row, raking in close to $30 million over the US Labor Day weekend, industry watchers said on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/5 18:38:40