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Toronto film fest delves into war, chaos, social strife

The race for the Oscars heats up this week at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), where a raft of films will focus on survival in dark times, with mounting political, religious and racial tensions around the world.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/5 17:53:39

BRICS anthology film gets Chinese mainland release date

Multi-national anthology film Where Has the Time Gone? has been scheduled for release in Chinese mainland cinemas on October 19.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/4 17:53:39

‘Hitman’ stays on top

For the third consecutive weekend The Hitman's Bodyguard was the top film in North American box offices, but the cinematic scene remained deep in the summer doldrums, website Exhibitor Relations reported Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/4 17:53:39

Boy and his horse seek kindness in Venice movie 'Lean on Pete'

A lonely teenager takes to the road with an ageing race horse he has saved from slaughter, in a movie that premiered in Venice on Friday that, according to its star, is about a simple but rare human quality: kindness.
Source: Reuters | 2017/9/4 17:48:39

China increases regulation of online drama

China has banned the streaming of drama that does not have a government permit, with online dramas now subject to the same regulation as that of regular television series.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/4 14:54:37

'Dunkirk' sees lukewarm reception as some Chinese moviegoers accuse film of trying to paint over Britain's past

Christopher Nolan's latest work Dunkirk, a box-office hit in North America, received a lukewarm reception in the Chinese mainland after it premiered on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/3 18:48:39

Netflix taps Oscar-winner for new series

Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelle is to bring an eight-episode musical drama set in Paris to Netflix, the Internet streaming service announced on Friday.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/3 18:33:40

Clooney puts poison in Anywhere USA’s peanut butter

George Clooney was back in the Venice limelight Saturday with Suburbicon, a toxic depiction of the US in the 1950s Clooney says he was inspired to make after listening to Donald Trump's election rhetoric.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/3 18:18:39

'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