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Stan Lee's space comedy "The Last Resort" to orbit China

China's Tianying Media Group has just snapped up the rights to US media mogul Stan Lee's "The Last Resort," a sci-fi comedy about a woman who inherits a quirky hotel on an orbiting space station.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/16 8:13:58

'Us and Them' refund dispute rekindles concerns about fraudulent practices in China's film industry

The controversy arising from the massive ticket refunds for Chinese romance movie US and Them on online ticketing platforms during the film's May Day holiday debut two weeks ago has triggered concerns about artificial inflation of box-office numbers in China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/15 18:23:40

Mandela comrades take spotlight in Cannes documentary

Half a century after the historic trial at which Nelson Mandela escaped the gallows, one of his fellow former prisoners walked the Cannes red carpet on Monday for the premiere of a documentary about those with him in the dock.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/15 17:48:39

Johnny Depp 'keen to star' in J M Coetzee film adaptation

Johnny Depp may be about to work with the acclaimed Colombian director Ciro Guerra, whose new film Birds of Passage is one of the hits of the Cannes film festival.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/15 17:43:40

Marvel's 'Avengers: Infinity War' tops North American box office for third weekend straight

Avengers: Infinity War dominated the North American box office for a third straight weekend, raking in $62.1 million as it easily fended off competition, industry figures showed on Monday.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/15 17:38:40

Well-known "Superman" actress passes away

Canadian-born American actress Margot Kidder, who played Lois Lane in "Superman" died at the age of 69 in her Montana home, according to the CTV Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/15 7:33:54

State film bureau announces film watching app Smart Cinema 'not licensed'

China's State film bureau announced in a statement that Smart Cinema, a new Chinese mobile app that claims to be licensed to stream films at the same time they debut in cinemas, "does not have the qualifications to release video and audio content (including movies) online," according to a China Film News report on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/14 16:53:40

New documentary looks to reveal the creativity of Chinese migrant worker poets

Demolition Mark, a Chinese documentary film focusing on working class poets in China, recently put out a call for donations in order to raise money needed for post-production. The director Qin Xiaoyu, a poet and critic, stated that he hopes crowd-funding will allow audiences to have a better sense of participation in the film.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/13 18:28:40

'Avengers: Infinity War' tops Chinese mainland box office with estimated 221 million take

Debuting in the Chinese mainland on Friday, Marvel's 10th anniversary superhero blockbuster Avengers: Infinity War took the top spot at the Chinese weekend box office with an estimated 1.4 billion yuan ($221 million).
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/13 17:53:39

Films can bond India, China together: Indian-Chinese actor

Screening of films in each other's country would lead to a closer bonhomie between India and China as they showcase a country's real culture thereby promoting people-to-people contact and better mutual understanding, said Meiyang Chang, an Indian-Chinese who is a famed film-actor, singer, anchor and entertainer in India.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/13 14:02:54

"Avengers: Infinity War" pockets 800 mln yuan on 2nd day in China

Disney and Marvel's latest superhero movie "Avengers: Infinity War" has pocketed 800 million yuan (126 million US dollars) at the Chinese box office, as of 4:30 p.m. Saturday, just two days into its mainland release, according to Maoyan, a major film database.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/13 6:23:35

Terry Gilliam: Taking audiences to other worlds

From the surrealism of Monty Python to the dystopian vision of Brazil, British director Terry Gilliam has a unique talent for creating worlds of the baroque in which imagination allows audiences to escape reality.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/10 18:23:41

Japanese director Shunji Iwai's first Chinese language movie 'Last Letter' releases official posters

A series of posters for Japanese director Shunji Iwai's new work Last Letter was released on Sina Weibo on Tuesday, revealing the upcoming film's lead actress and executive producer.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/9 17:43:40

Bardem and Cruz walk the red carpet to open Cannes Film Festival

Spanish film royalty, Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem, walked the red carpet to open the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday with their film Everybody Knows, written and directed by Iranian double-Oscar winner Asghar Farhadi.
Source: Reuters | 2018/5/9 17:28:40

71st Cannes Film Festival held in Cannes, France

Actress Penelope Cruz attends the screening of film "Everybody Knows" and the opening gala during the 71st Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France, on May 8, 2018. The 71st Cannes Film Festival is held from May 8 to May 19.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/9 9:56:20

Scandal, protesting stars and bans as Cannes festival opens

The most political Cannes film festival in years opened on Tuesday with female stars vowing to protest, two top directors barred from attending and bans hanging over other movies.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/8 17:08:39

Fashion priestesses

Madonna and Rihanna stunned as fashion high priestesses on the red carpet at New York's Met Gala on Monday, headlining the most sought after invitation in the celebrity universe.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/8 16:28:39

8th Chinese Visual Festival has great showing in London

The eighth Chinese Visual Festival (CVF) was held from Thursday to Sunday at the British Film Institute (BFI) in London.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/7 17:48:39