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Cristiano Bortone, director of first Sino-Italian coproduction 'Caffè,' shares his hopes for future cross-national films

Having lived in China for about a decade, Italian director/producer/screenwriter Cristiano Bortone finally brought his understanding of Chinese people and society to the big screen on December 30 with Caffè, the first Sino-Italian coproduced film.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/4 17:48:39

Golden Globes: Men in black mocked for flimsy #MeToo support

Normally ahead of the Golden Globes, the women of Hollywood would be clamoring to find the perfect headline-grabbing dress for the red carpet.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/4 17:43:39

Are recent Chinese films a sign of loosening censorship in China?

A soldier explodes into pieces, a man in modern Shanghai falls in love with a fox spirit, an animated fantasy tale holds up a mirror to today's social issues… content such as this had long been taboo for Chinese films aiming for national release in the Chinese mainland, yet these describe some of the imagery and scenarios that took place in last year's Youth, Hanson and the Beast, and Da Hu Fa.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/4 17:38:39

What you need to know to watch Chinese film 'Legend of the Demon Cat'

Aside from director Feng Xiaogang's much-talked-about film Youth, Chen Kaige's Legend of the Demon Cat was also one of the most anticipated films that hit Chinese mainland theaters in late December.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/2 18:28:40

Top Hollywood women launch anti-harassment initiative

More than 300 top women in Hollywood - from Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence to Emma Thompson and Cate Blanchett - unveiled an initiative on Monday to tackle pervasive sexual harassment in workplaces, calling special attention to their "sisters" in less than glamorous blue-collar jobs.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/2 17:03:39

Chinese mainland box office sees great gains in 2017, paving way for more foreign films from outside Hollywood

The Chinese mainland box office continued to grow in 2017 to reach a total of 55.91 billion yuan ($8.59 billion), a 13.45 percent year-on-year increase, according to data from China's State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/1 19:38:40

Chinese filmmaker Zhang Xiaomin to launch Five Continents International Film Festival in Vancouver

Chinese filmmaker Zhang Xiaomin will launch the Five Continents International Film Festival and the first ever China International Film Festival (CIFF) in Vancouver on March 28 in order to help promote Chinese films in overseas markets, the festival's organizers announced in a press release on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/1 17:08:39

'Star Wars' passes $1b mark

The latest episode in Disney's colossally popular Star Wars series has passed the $1 billion mark in worldwide revenues after just three weeks, a Disney spokesperson confirmed Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/1 16:53:39

Made in China mediocre comedies debut during new year holidays

Four films opened on Friday, the day before the three-day new year holiday, all of them Chinese and three of them comedies.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/30 23:10:54

Young Chinese idols taking more active role in promoting patriotism in China

If you've been to the cinema in the Chinese mainland recently, you may have noticed that in addition to the short commercials marketing the latest big-name brands, China's young pop idols are also popping up in a series of short public welfare advertisements.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/27 19:18:39

China sees successful rise of a diverse range of Chinese films in 2017

While in general Chinese films may still be at a disadvantage compared with Hollywood productions as only eight of the top 20 highest-earning films of the year were either Chinese or Sino-foreign coproductions, some promising signs have emerged that the potential of the Chinese film market is more than a numbers game.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/27 18:08:39

French Christmas comedy bombs at Chinese holiday box office

Santa & Cie, the French family comedy that looked to capitalize on the holiday season in China, has bombed at the Chinese box office, grossing less than 4.5 million yuan in total ($688,000) after its second weekend.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/26 19:13:39

'The Last Jedi' tops Christmas box office

The force was with Disney as the latest Star Wars movie The Last Jedi beat out the competition to top the Christmas weekend box office, according to industry estimates released on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/25 17:13:39

What is the Force of "Star Wars" with American public?

The force was with Disney-Lucasfilm's "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" this past week as it soared to blockbuster status, heading for 321 million US dollars in North America and 635 million dollars worldwide to date.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/24 7:01:09

Seven former child actors accuse producer Goddard of sexual abuse

Seven former child actors say they were sexually abused by prominent Hollywood producer Gary Goddard during the 1970s, adding weight to accusations made earlier by the actor Anthony Edwards.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/21 17:03:40

Director Xin Yukun discusses China's vanishing rural villages

Wrath of Silence, the latest crime/action flick and second directorial work from Chinese director Xin Yukun, is set to hit Chinese mainland theaters in early 2018.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/20 18:43:39

The Fourth Estate

At a time when the media is being accused of peddling "fake news," Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks are bringing Hollywood star power to a movie celebrating journalism and the virtues of a free press.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/20 17:18:40

Academy announces 341 feature films eligible for 90th Best Picture Oscar

Some 341 feature films are eligible in the Best Picture race for the 90th Academy Awards, or the Oscars, organizers announced Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/20 9:39:07