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"Boo 2! A Madea Halloween" dominates North American box office in opening weekend

Lionsgate's comedy horror film "Boo 2! A Madea Halloween" dominated North American box office with an estimated 21.65 million US dollars in its opening weekend.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/23 8:11:29

Korean, Iranian dramas share top prize at Asia's leading film fes

ASouth Korean drama about desperate teens and a movie that exposes the hardships of daily life in the Iranian capital Tehran shared the top prize at Asia’s premier film festival on Saturday.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/22 17:53:39

New Chinese film 'Road to the Sky' tells story of WWII China-Myanmar supply lifeline nicknamed the 'Second Great Wall'

While for most Chinese today, the Burma Road is nothing more than a name in history books, but for Chinese mainland filmmaker Wang Yi, bringing the history of this vital World War II supply line that connected Kunming in China’s Yunnan Province to Lashio in Myanmar (then known as Burma) onto the big screen has been a rewarding endeavor that has taken up the past three years of his life.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/22 17:18:39

Int'l films claim most top awards at 53rd Chicago Int'l Film Festival

Films from Argentina, Poland, Senegal, Iran, Colombia, Spain and other countries took home most of the top honors at the award ceremony of the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival (CIFF) held om Chicago on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/22 6:31:54

Policies help Chinese film industry hit big time following 18th CPC Congress

The past five years have seen tremendous changes in the Chinese film industry. The domestic film market has more than doubled in size while overseas sales of Chinese films have heated up since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC).
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/19 20:28:39

Chinese director Jia Zhangke talks about the rising power of BRICS countries' film industries and upcoming anthology film 'Where Has Time Gone!'

The first BRICS co-produced film, Where Has Time Gone?, is set to hit mainland cinemas on Thursday. Before its nationwide release, Jia Zhangke, executive producer and director of the Chinese section of the film, shared some behind-the-scene stories with Chinese media and film fans at a promotional event in Beijing on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/17 18:28:39

‘Happy Death Day’ at No.1

Comedy horror slasher Happy Death Day had an excuse to celebrate this weekend as it stormed straight to the top of the North American box office, industry estimates showed Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/16 18:28:39

Romanian director brings China to Bucharest

The 8th edition of the film festival Cannes Film Festival in Bucharest is providing opportunity for Bucharesters to familiarize themselves with the latest Chinese cinema productions.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/16 17:53:39

Silk Road brings China, Cannes in Bucharest

The 8th edition of the film festival entitled Les Films de Cannes a Bucharest (Cannes Film Festival in Bucharest) is an opportunity for Bucharesters to get more familiarized with the latest Chinese cinema productions.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/16 8:27:43

"Happy Death Day" takes top spot at North American box office

American slasher film "Happy Death Day" took the top spot at North American box office in its opening weekend with an estimated 26.5 million US dollars, showing the latest success of horror genre this year.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/16 8:18:31

‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ receives mixed reviews after Chinese mainland premiere despite huge marketing push

Film director Matthew Vaughn and actors Taron Egerton and Mark Strong ate "golden" hairy crabs and enjoyed glasses of "golden" rice wine at the official premiere ceremony for their new film Kingsman: The Golden Circle in Shanghai on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/15 17:28:40

Motion picture Academy kicks out disgraced Harvey Weinstein

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences expelled Harvey Weinstein on Saturday, vowing that the era of “shameful complicity in sexually predatory behavior” in the movie industry was over.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/15 14:33:39

This is what prehistoric Eurasian people looked like 30,000 years ago

Russian scientists have managed to piece together the visual appearance of the ancient people who lived in northern Eurasia tens of thousands of years ago.
Source: sputniknews.com | 2017/10/12 22:49:35

Chinese director Jia Zhangke establishes Pingyao International Film Festival in his home province of Shanxi

Art film director Jia Zhangke - born in Fenyang, North China's Shanxi Province - announced at a press conference on Monday that he plans to bring a number of films to Pingyao in his home province through the newly established Pingyao International Film Festival (PYIFF). Marco Müller, the renowned film scholar who acted as the director of the Venice and Rome film festivals, has been named as the PYIFF's artistic director.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/12 18:43:39

Thor star Urban: ‘Predator’ Weinstein will get comeuppance

As Karl Urban sits down with AFP in Beverly Hills to discuss his starring role in Marvel's latest superhero juggernaut Thor Ragnarok, there is a Harvey Weinstein-shaped elephant in the room.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/12 17:18:39

Naval action film ‘Operation Red Sea’ to hit theaters before end of year

In keeping with the trend of the Chinese military becoming more active within the film industry, Operation Red Sea, the highly anticipated military action film co-produced by Bona Film and the PLA Navy, held a press conference on Wednesday to assure audiences that the film will hit theaters before the end of this year.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/12 17:08:39

Movie by five BRICS countries' directors previewed in north China

A movie jointly made by five directors from five BRICS countries was previewed in north China's Shanxi Province on Wednesday afternoon.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/11 22:59:36

New ‘Star Wars’ trailer drops: a hint at Leia’s fate?

Lucasfilm debuted its highly anticipated second trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi on Monday, hinting at dark times ahead for the Resistance and possibly even the end of Leia.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/11 17:58:40