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Van Gogh was murdered claims new movie at Venice film festival

A new film about the artist Vincent van Gogh claims that he was murdered rather than having shot himself.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/4 19:38:40

Nice Film studio announces new projects at Beijing press event

Chinese studio Nice Film announced a slate of future projects at a press event in Beijing on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/4 19:28:40

Chinese mainland summer box office breaks records, sees increase in the number of imported films

The Chinese mainland's summer box office for June to August reached a record high of 17.4 billion yuan ($2.5 billion) this year, a year-on-year increase of 7 percent.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/3 19:28:39

Director of Venice's Western favorite blasts sexism

French director Jacques Audiard went gunning for sexism in the film industry on Sunday after his extraordinary new Western, The Sisters Brothers, received a standing ovation at the Venice film festival.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/3 19:15:41

Chinese documentary Common Destiny presented at Venice Film Festival

A Chinese documentary about the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) was presented at the Venice Film Festival on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/3 10:54:05

'Fallout' cast and crew arrive in Beijing to promote latest entry in 'M:I' spy franchise

Mission: Impossible - Fallout, Tom Cruise's sixth film in the Hollywood spy action franchise, raked in an estimated 550 million yuan ($80 million) over the weekend at the Chinese mainland box office, the series' best opening in China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/2 18:03:39

Horror film PTSD

Actress Dakota Johnson admitted on Saturday that she had to see a shrink after playing the lead in Oscar-winning director Luca Guadagnino's new horror flick, Suspiria.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/2 17:28:40

China, Ghana to co-produce film on China's anti-Ebola aid

China and Ghana will co-produce a feature film titled "Ebola," commemorating Chinese medical aid to West Africa against the Ebola epidemic in 2014.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/2 11:47:25

Chinese filmmaker Jia Zhangke talks about 'Ash is Purest White' and the evolution of his career

In a way Chinese director Jia Zhangke has made himself a symbol for Chinese movies today, or at least a particular genre within them.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/30 18:13:41

'Mission Impossible-Fallout' crew receive a warm welcome in Beijing

To promote the film, director Christopher McQuarrie – also director for the franchise's fifth film – and lead stars Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill and Simon Pegg attended a premiere press event at the Imperial Ancestral Temple near the Forbidden City in Beijing on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/30 18:08:41

Star Ryan Gosling took flying lessons for new astronaut film

Hollywood star Ryan Gosling said on Wednesday that he tried to learn to fly to play astronaut Neil Armstrong in an emotional new biopic about the strong but silent space hero.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/30 17:43:40

Redgrave makes plea for refugees

Legendary British actress Vanessa Redgrave made an impassioned plea on behalf of refugees while accepting the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at this year's Venice International Film Festival on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/30 17:28:40

Women directors slam 'toxic masculinity' of Venice film festival

The Venice film festival was slammed for its "toxic masculinity" as it opened on Wednesday with just one female director represented among its most mouth-watering line-up in decades.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/30 16:23:40

Anticipation high for Indian wrestling film 'Sultan,' Salman Khan's second movie to hit Chinese cinemas this year

Following in the footsteps of Aamir Khan's record-breaking sports film Dangal, another Indian film focusing on Indian wrestlers, Sultan, is set to release in the Chinese mainland on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/29 18:48:42

Romance isn't yet dead

Once the quintessential spot for young love, the drive-in movie theater has by and large gone the way of the record player, a vestige of retro nostalgia.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/28 18:38:41

US playwright Neil Simon passes away at 91

Neil Simon, the prolific and Pulitzer Prize-winning US playwright celebrated as the king of comedy who won more Oscar and Tony nominations combined than any other showbiz writer, died on Sunday. He was 91.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/28 18:33:41

More riches for 'Crazy Rich Asians'

Rom-com Crazy Rich Asians continued to sparkle in North America, topping the box office for the second weekend running, according to industry estimates on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/27 17:28:39

After 'Crazy Rich Asians,' 'Searching' breaks more new ground

The Asians in new movie Searching are neither rich nor crazy, but the contemporary thriller is in some ways as ground-breaking as the big romantic comedy currently making waves in Hollywood.
Source: Reuters | 2018/8/26 16:28:39