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"Fast 8": China's all-time top-grossing imported film

"The Fate of the Furious", or "Fast 8", became the all-time top-grossing imported film in China on Saturday, with ticket sales of 2.44 billion yuan (around 350 million US dollars) since its opening on April 14.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/30 14:58:27

"The Fate of the Furious" continues to lead Chinese box office

Universal's "The Fate of the Furious" unsurprisingly held the top spot for a second week in the Chinese film market, earning 833 million yuan (121 million USdollars) in the week ending April 23.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/30 14:05:05

‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ cleared for release

An award-winning Hindi film exploring women's sexuality that was blocked by India's censorship board for being "lady-oriented" has been cleared for release by an appeals tribunal, officials said.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/27 18:08:40

Oscar-winning ‘Silence of the Lambs’ director dies

Jonathan Demme, Oscar-winning director of The Silence of the Lambs whose four-decade career produced a staggering array of work from romantic comedy to social and political documentaries, died Wednesday. He was 73.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/27 16:18:40

Return to summer

Disney announced Tuesday it had set the date of May 24, 2019 for Colin Trevorrow's Star Wars: Episode IX and is delaying the next Indiana Jones a full year.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/26 15:48:40

Chinese actress Fan Bingbing joins jury of 70th Cannes Film Festival

Chinese actress and producer Fan Bingbing joined the eight-member 70th Cannes Film Festival's jury chaired by Spanish director and screenwriter Pedro Almodovar, organizers said on Tuesday in a statement.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/26 14:03:24

Monica Bellucci lights up the red carpet while Georgian films and filmmakers shine at the Tiantan Awards

Grabbing four out of 10 awards announced Sunday night, Georgian films and filmmakers were the biggest winners of the 7th Beijing International Film Festival's (BJIFF) Tiantan Awards, also known as the Temple of Heaven Awards.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/24 18:53:39

Filmmakers see hope – and paralysis – 25 years after LA riots

Late in the afternoon of April 29, 1992, the looting began in south Los Angeles, quickly escalating as motorists were dragged from cars and vehicles set alight.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/24 18:48:39

‘Furious’ races to No.1

The Fate of the Furious ran at full throttle for a second weekend, raking in $38.7 million to head North American box-office profits with a total of $163.6 million, industry analysts estimated on Sunday.
Source: AFP-Global Times | 2017/4/24 18:38:39

2017 Chinese Film Festival opens in Budapest

The 2017 Chinese Film Festival kicked off in Budapest, Hungary on April 23 with five movies, one of which is Jackie Chan's latest production, Kung Fu Yoga.
Source: Agencies | 2017/4/24 11:13:05

"The fate of the Furious" tops North American box office for second weekend

"The Fate of the Furious", Universal's latest film, unsurprisingly held the top spot for the second week in a row, adding an estimated 38.7 million US dollars to its total in North America.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/24 9:03:45

Chinese movie star Jackie Chan mulls making film in Hungary

The worldwide celebrity Jackie Chan, who was the guest star of the opening ceremony of the 2017 Chinese Film Festival here on Sunday, told reporters he would be considering making a film in Hungary.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/24 9:02:42

Celebrating Asian films

The 19th Far East Film Festival (FEFF) kicked off at the Teatro Nuovo theater in Udine, Italy, on Friday, marking the beginning of Europe’s largest annual gathering dedicated to Asian film.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/23 19:36:41

Salon focuses on the importance of a good story in Chinese film

On Thursday, a salon dedicated to discussing the importance of good stories and scripts in film was held at the Beijing Intentional Film Festival’s Film Market event.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/23 19:23:39

‘Born in China’ released in US market

Disneynature’s film Born in China, which focuses on the lives of rare species native to China such as pandas, snow leopards and golden monkeys, hit theaters in the US on Friday.
Source: Xinhua-Global Times | 2017/4/23 18:58:39

Chinese Cinema Week starts in Sofia

Chinese Cinema Week kicked off here on Thursday with Jackie Chan's movie "Xinhai Revolution" and a Bulgarian edition of his autobiography "Jackie Chan: Never Grow Up, Only Get Older."
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/21 7:50:24

UCFTI Expo to focus on improving China-US film and TV co-productions

An annual event aimed at building a bridge between the film industries in the US and China, the 4th US China Film and TV Industry Expo (UCFTI Expo) is set to open on October 19 and 20 in Los Angeles, expo organizers announced on Wednesday during the 7th Beijing International Film Festival.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/20 18:58:39

New program aims to introduce more recent Chinese films and TV programs overseas

The BHST Chinese Film & TV Overseas Panorama Program - a series of screenings of Chinese films, forums and other cultural exchanges - will be in countries and regions such as the UK, Russia, Italy and Mexico throughout 2017, the program's organizers announced at a press conference in Beijing on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/20 18:48:39