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'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

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