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Chinese director Feng Xiaogang’s new film pushed back days before release

Despite a high level of anticipation, the latest film by well-known Chinese director Feng Xiaogang, Youth, will not premier on September 29 in theaters as scheduled, the film's official Sina Weibo account confirmed on Sunday. While various rumors have circulated about the reasons behind the sudden delay, no official explanation has been issued by the film's director or producers.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/24 18:08:39

India chooses "Newton" for Oscars

Bollywood film "Newton" is India's official entry in the Foreign Language Film category at the 2018 Oscars, Film Federation of India said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/23 8:20:52

Film festival concludes in Islamabad with message of peace, harmony

Sofiya, a Young filmmaker from Malaysia, says when she first landed in Pakistan, she thought she was going to face serious security threats, based on her impression about the country from reading stories about terrorist attacks and extremism here.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/22 10:11:15

‘Raging Bull’

Jake LaMotta, the legendary former world middleweight boxing champion whose wild life and times inspired the Oscar-winning movie Raging Bull, has died at age 95, his family announced on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/21 17:28:39

Director of new Jackie Chan flick Martin Campbell talks about weaknesses of Chinese and US film industries

When mentioning Jackie Chan, you may instantly think of characters who clown around while performing acrobatic kung fu moves, but the upcoming thriller The Foreigner sees Chan play a very different character: A grey-haired and bitter old man seeking revenge.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/21 17:03:39

"War for the Planet of the Apes" tops Chinese box office

"War for the Planet of the Apes" dominated the Chinese box office in the week ending Sept. 17, grossing 401 million yuan (61 million US dollars) in its debut week, China Film News reported Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/19 11:43:27

Not clowning around, 'It' dominates box office

Record-setting horror film It continued its winning ways over the weekend, accounting for nearly three times the combined ticket sales of the next two films in North American theaters, industry websites reported Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/18 17:23:40

‘Three Billboards’ wins big at Toronto film fest

Martin McDonagh's darkly hilarious drama Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri won the Toronto film festival's audience prize for best picture on Sunday, giving it a leg up in the race for the Oscars.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/18 17:23:39

Social reality films win big at 26th Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Awards

Films about social realities stood out from the crowd at the 26th Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival in Hohhot, North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/17 17:03:39

Golden Rooster & Hundred Flowers Film Festival held in N China

Cast members of the film "I Am Not Madame Bovary" pose for pictures on the red carpet before the Awarding Ceremony of the 26th China Golden Rooster & Hundred Flowers Film Festival in Hohhot, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Sept. 16, 2017.Photo:Xinhua
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/17 7:23:02

PLA Air Force film ‘Sky Hunter’ demonstrates China’s growing military confidence

With the recent rise in military films and dramas, as well as the incredible success of military action film Wolf Warrior 2, it seems that the Chinese military has been growing more open and confident about being in the public eye.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/14 18:28:39

‘The Insult’ takes on taboos of Lebanon’s civil war

Nearly three decades after it ended, Lebanon's civil war returned to haunt Beirut this week at a screening of the film The Insult, which forcefully explores the taboos of the conflict.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/14 16:38:39

‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ hero ‘was black boy,’ according to Roald Dahl’s widow

The hero of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory book was originally written as a black boy, the author's widow told the BBC on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/14 15:53:40

‘Sheikh Jackson’ moonwalks into Toronto International Film Festival

Egyptian director Amr Salama pays homage to the late Michael Jackson in his new film Sheikh Jackson, a tale of how a young imam struggles to reconcile his desire to be a better Muslim with his love for the King of Pop.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/13 18:33:39

Stephen King’s ‘It’ smashes records with massive $117 million opening

It came; It saw; It conquered. The New Line and Warner Bros adaptation of Stephen King's novel is officially shattering box-office records during its opening weekend in North America. The R-rated horror film should make a whopping $117.2 million from 4,103 locations, far surpassing earlier expectations.
Source: Reuters | 2017/9/11 17:53:40

Gainsbourg returns to music

French pop and film star Charlotte Gainsbourg on Friday returned to music with a dreamy electronic track co-written by one-half of Daft Punk.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/10 17:53:40

Del Toro’s fairy tale wins top prize at Venice film festival

Mexican director Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water, a dark fairy tale in which a mute cleaning lady falls in love with an aquatic creature, won the Golden Lion award for best film at the Venice film festival on Saturday.
Source: Reuters | 2017/9/10 16:38:39

Venice Film Fest ends with 'The shape of water' winner of Golden Lion

"The Shape of Water" by Mexican filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro was awarded the Golden Lion as best film at the 74th Venice Film Festival, which closed Saturday evening.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/10 11:28:18