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This is what prehistoric Eurasian people looked like 30,000 years ago

Russian scientists have managed to piece together the visual appearance of the ancient people who lived in northern Eurasia tens of thousands of years ago.
Source: sputniknews.com | 2017/10/12 22:49:35

Chinese director Jia Zhangke establishes Pingyao International Film Festival in his home province of Shanxi

Art film director Jia Zhangke - born in Fenyang, North China's Shanxi Province - announced at a press conference on Monday that he plans to bring a number of films to Pingyao in his home province through the newly established Pingyao International Film Festival (PYIFF). Marco Müller, the renowned film scholar who acted as the director of the Venice and Rome film festivals, has been named as the PYIFF's artistic director.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/12 18:43:39

Thor star Urban: ‘Predator’ Weinstein will get comeuppance

As Karl Urban sits down with AFP in Beverly Hills to discuss his starring role in Marvel's latest superhero juggernaut Thor Ragnarok, there is a Harvey Weinstein-shaped elephant in the room.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/12 17:18:39

Naval action film ‘Operation Red Sea’ to hit theaters before end of year

In keeping with the trend of the Chinese military becoming more active within the film industry, Operation Red Sea, the highly anticipated military action film co-produced by Bona Film and the PLA Navy, held a press conference on Wednesday to assure audiences that the film will hit theaters before the end of this year.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/12 17:08:39

Movie by five BRICS countries' directors previewed in north China

A movie jointly made by five directors from five BRICS countries was previewed in north China's Shanxi Province on Wednesday afternoon.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/11 22:59:36

New ‘Star Wars’ trailer drops: a hint at Leia’s fate?

Lucasfilm debuted its highly anticipated second trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi on Monday, hinting at dark times ahead for the Resistance and possibly even the end of Leia.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/11 17:58:40

Films from 17 countries to feature in 12th Rome Film Fest official selection

A total of 36 films from 17 countries will screen in the official selection of the 12th Rome Film Festival, running from Oct. 26 to Nov. 5, organizers announced Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/11 9:04:56

Streep, Dench voice outrage at Weinstein sex revelations

Movie legends Meryl Streep and Judi Dench led a chorus of outrage Monday following the revelation that Harvey Weinstein had sexually harassed women for decades, as Hollywood stood accused of covering up a pattern of misconduct that finally cost the film mogul his job.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/10 17:23:39

French actor Jean Rochefort, once cast as Don Quixote in ‘cursed’ Terry Gilliam film, passes away at age 87

Jean Rochefort, the French actor who played a key role in one of the most cursed movie sagas in Hollywood history, has died aged 87, his daughter told AFP Monday.
Source: Agencies | 2017/10/10 16:38:39

‘Blade Runner 2049’ tops box office

Long-awaited sequel Blade Runner: 2049 snatched the box office top spot last weekend - three and a half decades since Blade Runner hit the big screen in 1982, industry figures showed Monday.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/10 16:33:39

Chinese mainland box office sets records during National Day holidays

The Chinese mainland box office set some new records over the just ended National Day holidays.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/9 18:08:39

Hollywood film mogul Harvey Weinstein fired from own company after sex harassment claims: reports

Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was fired from his film studio the Weinstein Company on Sunday following reports that he sexually harassed women over several decades, according to US media.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/9 18:03:40

Hollywood shocked by movie mogul Weinstein's sex scandal

Hollywood was shell-shocked this weekend by a sex scandal exposure on Hollywood kingmaker, Harvey Weinstein, the Weinstein Company (TWC)'s contentious co-chairman and co-founder.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/9 8:44:58

"Blade Runner 2049" dominates North American box office in opening weekend

American science fiction film "Blade Runner 2049" dominated North American box office with an estimated 31.5 million US dollars in its opening weekend.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/9 8:08:03

Debate rages over Chinese mainland’s selection of ‘Wolf Warrior 2’ for Academy Awards

Military action film Wolf Warrior 2 has been an undeniable success for the Chinese film industry, yet its selection to compete against 91 other films in the Best Foreign-Language Film category at the 90th Academy Awards has been somewhat controversial.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/8 18:23:39

India's veteran Bollywood filmmaker Kundan Shah dies at 69

India's veteran Bollywood filmmaker Kundan Shah has died at the age of 69.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/8 7:01:42

APEC Film Week to open in Vietnam

APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) Film Week will take place on Oct. 11-16 in Vietnam's Hanoi capital and on Oct. 12-16 in central Da Nang city.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/8 7:00:27

'Wolf Warrior 2' represents China in bid for foreign language film Oscar

The mega-hit action film Wolf Warrior 2 has been selected to represent China in the bid for the Best Foreign Language Film at next year's Oscars.
Source: CGTN | 2017/10/6 13:49:11