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Barbara Wong's 'Girls 2' to hit Chinese mainland on March 2

Girls 2, the latest work from Hong Kong director Barbara Wong, is scheduled to release in cinemas across the Chinese mainland on March 2, the day of the Lantern Festival on the Chinese calendar.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/11 16:58:39

Dark comedy set to show a different side of Chinese animation

The only Chinese-language film to compete for the Golden Bear at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival and the only animated film to do so since Miyazaki Hayao's Spirited Away, Have a Nice Day is a very different work from what people usually think of when it comes to animated film.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/11 16:53:39

Dominic West to star in TV drama version of 'Les Miserables'

The Wire star Dominic West is set to play Jean Valjean in a new television adaptation of Les Miserables scripted by the master adapter Andrew Davies, the BBC announced on Thursday.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/11 16:48:39

Hollywood actors Michael Douglas, James Franco say sexual misconduct allegations against them are false

Actor Michael Douglas has issued a pre-emptive denial of accusations that he committed a sex act in front of a female employee three decades ago.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/11 16:38:40

'Forever Young' holds premiere at Beijing's Tsinghua University

Chinese director Li Fangfang's newest film Forever Young, starring Zhang Ziyi, Huang Xiaoming and Leehom Wang, held its premiere at Beijing's Tsinghua University on Tuesday night.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/10 16:48:39

British film awards nominations dominated by "The Shape of Water"

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) unveiled Tuesday its shortlist for this year's film awards with "The Shape of Water" dominating the nominations.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/10 7:48:52

Chinese netizens chime in on the Golden Globes and war on sexual harassment

Sunday night's Golden Globes saw US film industry insiders declare war on the industry's culture of sexual harassment and abuse as it kicked off its annual awards season on a rare serious note.
Source: Global Times - AFP | 2018/1/8 18:18:39

'Jumanji' bounds to the top

Sony's family-oriented movie Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle roared into first place this weekend in North American theaters as horror film Insidious edged into second past a slipping Star Wars installment, according to industry estimates.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/8 18:03:40

'The Last Jedi' set to become the lowest-earning 'Star Wars' film of recent years in the Chinese mainland

Despite its status as the highest-earning film of 2017 in North America, Star Wars: The Last Jedi failed to take first place during its opening weekend in the Chinese mainland.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/7 19:03:39

'Walking Dead' fined after on set death

The production company behind AMC zombie series The Walking Dead has been hit with the maximum possible fine over the death of a stuntman, the US government said on Friday.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/7 15:03:39

Beijing's box office revenue tops 520 million USD in 2017

Beijing's box office revenue topped 3.39 billion yuan (520 million US dollars) in 2017, up 12.1 percent year on year, the Beijing Municipal Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television announced on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/6 21:48:18

Eleven films nominated for 29th Annual Producers Guild Awards

A total of 11 films have been nominated for the top honor bestowed by the Producers Guild of America (PGA), the group announced Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/6 7:53:40

Cate Blanchett to head Cannes jury

Cate Blanchett, the double Oscar-winning actress leading a Hollywood campaign to tackle sexual harassment in the workplace, will head the jury at this year's Cannes Film Festival, organizers said on Thursday.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/4 17:53:39

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