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Teenager fights for women’s rights through micro movie

At the age of 18, Sang Ni, a senior student at a Beijing high school, shot the feminist micro-movie Fengzhongliu, which translates to “Willow in the Wind.” The film has just been released online and tells the story of a girl who pursues her dream of becoming a painter against her father’s disapproval.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/17 0:28:47

Beauty and the Beast keeps original flavor on Chinese mainland

A controversial gay moment has been kept in the Chinese mainland version of Disney’s fantasy film Beauty and the Beast, as seen at its midnight premiere. The film comes with no parental guidance warning.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/17 12:10:47

New industry law means promising future for Chinese film

China's new film industry law provides the regulation needed to help bring the fast-growing market into a golden era, according to industry insiders.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/17 7:56:23

New video may indicate a new level of transparency for China’s film watchdog

With its power to approve or deny a film entry into cinemas in the Chinese mainland, the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT) clearly plays an incredibly important role within the film industry. Yet, while its role is felt everywhere in the film industry, the administration's inner workings have long remained a mystery.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/15 18:28:39

Bye Bye ‘beauty’

Disney on Wednesday said it would not release a censored version of its film Beauty and the Beast in Malaysia after authorities in the Muslim-majority nation cut a "gay moment" in the movie.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/15 16:23:39

China elements shine light on Mediterranean film festival

China will be the guest of honour for the 23rd edition of the Tetouan International Mediterranean Film Festival, which will run from March 25 to April 2.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/15 9:43:38

MTV Movie Awards+

The MTV Movie Awards, an annual celebration of youth pop culture, will expand this year to include television in a recognition of the power of the small screen.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/14 17:53:39

Emma Watson is Belle of the ball in ‘Beauty and the Beast’

It is a tale as old as time (or one dating back to the 1990s, at least): Disney dusts off an animated classic, adds bells, whistles and real people, and everyone makes a fortune.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/14 17:48:39

Hong Kong int'l film, TV event kicks off

People visit Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (FILMART) in Hong Kong, south China, March 13, 2017. The FILMART, with the participation of over 800 exhibitors from 35 countries and regions, kicked off here Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/14 8:57:58

Iran's film "Wishbone" wins award at US film festival

Iranian film "Wishbone" by director Ali Atshani won the best feature film and best director of the year awards at the WIND International Film Festival in Hollywood, reported Tehran Times daily on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/14 7:51:11

King Kong reigns supreme

In the box-office battle of the beasts, King Kong easily conquered Wolverine.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/13 17:23:39

‘Avatar 2’ movie ‘not happening’ in 2018, James Cameron says

The sequel to all-time box office champion Avatar has been delayed again and will not be arriving in movie theaters as expected in 2018, director James Cameron has said.
Source: Reuters | 2017/3/12 16:28:39

Chinese film has bright future on the global stage

Long anticipated by those working in the Chinese film industry, China’s Film Industry Promotion Law finally came into effect on March 1. With this being the first national law aimed at regulating the film industry in China, many film veterans have high hopes that it will provide for the continuous prosperity of the Chinese film industry.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/9 21:03:39

Ukrainian ballet star Polunin aims to help others manage their demons

Ukrainian ballet sensation Sergei Polunin shocked the dance world when he quit as the Royal Ballet’s principal dancer in 2012 at the age of just 21.
Source: Reuters | 2017/3/9 19:28:40

Uma Thurman joins cast of Lars von Trier thriller

Uma Thurman is to star in Lars von Trier’s new serial killer thriller The House That Jack Built, producers announced Tuesday as shooting got underway in Sweden.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/8 18:23:39

‘Logan’ claws way to top

The X-Men spinoff Logan - starring Hugh Jackman as the metal-clawed, mutant anti-hero Wolverine - dominated North American box offices this weekend with a whopping take of $85.3 million in its debut, according to industry estimates released Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/6 18:58:40

Indian films continue to struggle in the Chinese mainland

Producing more than 1,000 movies a year, India boasts the largest number of film works in the world. However, Indian films' influence in China is still nowhere near as close to that of films from the US or other Asian countries.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/6 18:53:39

Senegalese film scoops top award at Africa film fest

Felicite, a tale about a nightclub singer who has to scrape together funds to pay for her son’s treatment after a road accident, scooped the top prize on Saturday at Africa’s top cinema festival.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/5 16:03:39