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'Focus on China' launched at 74th Venice Film Festival

Themed event "Focus on China" was officially launched at the 74th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, on Thursday, becoming one of the highlights of the festival.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/3 7:37:43

Venice honors Hollywood legends with Golden Lions for Lifetime Achievement

Fifty years after walking "Barefoot in the Park", Robert Redford and Jane Fonda stole the scene at Venice Film Festival on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/2 9:04:12

Brazilian movie based on true graft case set to break box office record

A Brazilian movie based on a true case of corruption and greed in government is expected to break box office records when it premieres nationwide next Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/1 8:23:08

Chinese documentary ‘Borof’ focuses on children of refugees in India

In late July, Chinese director Liu Juan prescreened a rough-cut version of her India-focused documentary Borof in Beijing. With the event also live-streamed on websites including and, more than 300,000 people tuned in to watch.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/31 19:08:39

2017 Venice Film Fest opens with world premiere of Payne's "Downsizing"

The world premiere of "Downsizing" by American director Alexander Payne opened the 2017 Venice Film Festival on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/31 8:28:12

Window to the Oscars

The 74th Venice film festival gets underway Wednesday with Alexander Payne's sci-fi satire Downsizing in the high-profile opening slot that is increasingly coveted as a launchpad for the Oscars.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/30 18:38:39

China to be world's largest film market by 2020

China's box office sales will reach 55 billion yuan (8.36 billion US dollars) in 2017 and the Chinese film market is expected to be the world's largest by 2020, said the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT).
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/30 17:56:21

74th edition of Int'l Venice Film Fest poised for kickoff

Some 73 feature films, of which 21 are competing for the Golden Lion award, plus 16 short films and 31 projects of virtual reality, are expected to be viewed by film fans at this year's International Venice Film Festival.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/30 7:54:36

1970s French screen siren Mireille Darc dies at age 79

Mireille Darc, a star of French cinema in the 1970s, died on Sunday night at age 79, her agent said.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/29 17:53:39

Space opera ‘Valerian’ takes No.1 spot at Chinese box office

French director Luc Besson's Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, which bombed in North America, rose to become the weekend box-office champion in the Chinese mainland with a three-day take of 190 million yuan ($28.60 million) - more than what the film made in North America its first week ($23.82 million from July 21 to 27), according to box office tracker Box Office Mojo.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/28 18:18:39

‘Texas Chain Saw Massacre’ director Tobe Hooper passes away

Movie director Tobe Hooper, best known for The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and Poltergeist horror films, died in California on Saturday, US media reported. He was 74.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/28 18:13:39

‘Hitman’ stays on top

Hampered by a hurricane and a high-profile boxing match, weekend box-office results in North America were the slowest in nearly 16 years, allowing previous leader The Hitman's Bodyguard to hold its top spot with an unimpressive $10.1 million take.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/28 18:03:40

Hong Kong director Wong Jing brings last of ‘Color’ gangster trilogy to Chinese mainland

Hong Kong gangster films once had a strong following in the Chinese mainland, but the genre has lost some of its lustre in recent years as more and more Hollywood blockbusters and mainland films have been grabbing moviegoers' attention.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/24 18:23:39

‘Dunkirk’ comes to Chinese mainland but faces an uncertain fate

Dunkirk, the hit war film written and directed by Christopher Nolan, is finally coming to the Chinese mainland. While the film was able to crush the competition when it premiered in the US in late July, now that it is facing a group of Chinese moviegoers who have little knowledge of the Battle of Dunkirk, it is unsure whether the reputation of the director or the high reviews from Western audiences and critics will help push ticket sales in the Chinese mainland.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/23 18:28:39

Luc Besson seeks salvation for sci-fi film ‘Valerian’ in Chinese mainland

It has been nearly two months since the last English-language blockbuster debuted in the Chinese mainland. But starting this Friday, imported films are set to take on the mainland market once again, with Luc Besson's Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets leading the charge.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/21 18:43:39

'Hitman' bumps off 'Logan Lucky' to win N.American box-office

Two new movies - The Hitman's Bodyguard and Logan Lucky - soared to the top three in North American theaters this weekend, with Lucky scoring well with critics, but Hitman far luckier in ticket sales.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/21 17:53:39

‘Wolf Warrior 2’ leads the pack

Chinese action blockbuster Wolf Warrior 2 dominated the Chinese mainland box office over its fourth weekend by taking in 152.29 million yuan ($22.8 million).
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/21 17:48:39

Investors in Chinese IP adaptations turning to patriotic and realistic stories

Online fantasy literature has probably been the hottest source of TV and film adaptations in China in recent years. However, with the recent success of more realistic and patriotic fare such as anti-graft TV series In the Name of People and military action flick Wolf Warrior 2, currently the highest-earning film ever in China, that trend may be changing.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/20 17:58:39