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'Star Wars' struggles with the Dark Side of fandom

As much as they are about lightsabers, hyperspace and the eternal struggle of good versus evil, the recent installments in the Star Wars saga have also been about rebutting conventional wisdom on who can lead a movie.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/26 17:38:39

Bollywood star Sridevi wins posthumous prize

Bollywood superstar Sridevi Kapoor was honored for her final role at India's movie awards in Bangkok, winning the best actress prize at the colorful celebration of dance, music and film just months after her shocking death.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/25 17:28:40

'Ant-Man and the Wasp': Marvel's first superheroine movie

They made history and $1 billion with the first titular superhero of color in Black Panther - now Marvel's creatives and stars are repeating the trick for gender equality.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/25 17:18:40

Berlinale film festival to get new leadership duo to ensure event can continue to 'evolve'

Berlin authorities on Friday named a duo, including the director of the Locarno film festival, to jointly lead the Berlinale from 2020, taking over from long-time chief Dieter Kosslick.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/24 17:03:40

Hit Russian soccer film 'Coach' to make Chinese mainland debut on Friday

Coach, one of Russia's most successful soccer films in recent years, will hit Chinese mainland cinemas on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/24 17:03:40

Indian film challenges India's traditional sanitary culture

The Bollywood production, Toilet: A Love Story, has raised quite a stink in China where it was recently released, sparking serious online discussion about sanitary conditions in the country's southern neighbor. The 2017 release that had the tills ringing in India is doing good business in the Chinese mainland with audiences giving it a thumbs-up after they heaped their appreciation on Dangal and Bahubali 2 - two other Indian blockbusters.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/21 16:08:40

Boseman honors real-life hero

Landmark blockbuster Black Panther and nostalgic horror sensation Stranger Things shared the spoils on Monday with a real-life hero at the MTV Movie and TV Awards.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/19 16:58:39

BRICS coproduction shines light on women in the modern world

A cross-cultural film by five female directors from BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) was announced on Sunday during the Shanghai International Film & TV Festival.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/18 17:23:39

'Incredibles 2' makes heroic debut

Incredibles 2, the long-awaited return of a quirky animated superhero family from Disney-Pixar, reigned supreme at the North American box office, raking in a record $180 million in its debut, industry estimates showed on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/18 17:18:39

Pakistani movie awarded jury prize at the SCO Film Festival

The Closing and Award ceremony of the first SCO Film Festival was held in Qingdao on June 17, 2018.Pakistani movie Punjab Nahi Jaongi was awarded the Jury Special Award, while Sultana Siddiqui, jury member from Pakistan, awarded best picture award to two movies from Afghanistan and China.
Source: | 2018/6/18 15:54:49

French artist's film digitization project creates window into China's past

At first glance, piles of dank discarded film negatives in recycling centers may appear to be nothing but trash, but when you have half million negatives there is sure to be something worth saving - as French artist and photo editor Thomas Sauvin has proved through his nine-year artistic project.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/17 9:50:33

White Deer Plain wins Best TV series at Shanghai International Film Festival

The film, White Deer Plain, won three awards on Friday at the 24th Shanghai International Film Festival(SIFF).
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/16 16:29:01

Chinese variety show find cultural aspiration and confidence

A total of 15 programs have been nominated for the Magnolia Award's variety show section in 24th Shanghai TV Festival, including "National Treasure," "The Sound," "Back to Field," "Letters Alive." It is not hard to see from the shortlist, Chinese characteristic variety show carved out a new form of production mode.
Source: CGTN | 2018/6/15 21:28:53

Comcast outbids Disney with $65b offer for Fox assets

Comcast on Wednesday offered $65 billion for key film and television assets of Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox, topping an offer from Walt Disney Co. for a deal that could create a dominant media-entertainment power.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/14 19:53:40

Chinese animator Du Pengpeng shines a light on inequality in traditional Chinese culture with animated film

With his short film Cage, Du Pengpeng captured the attention of judges from Disney and Pixar during the 2016 Student Academy Award competition, an annual contest for college and university filmmakers held by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to support and encourage excellence in filmmaking at the collegiate level.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/14 19:43:39

Actor Sylvester Stallone under probe for sexual assault

US prosecutors have launched a probe to determine whether film star Sylvester Stallone should be charged in connection with a sexual assault reported last year, a spokesman said on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/14 14:58:39

Saudi to screen 'The Message' four decades after ban

The Message, Syrian-American director Moustafa Akkad's epic film about Prophet Mohammed, will be screened for the first time in Saudi cinemas on Thursday – four decades after an initial ban.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/13 16:33:39

China's love of wedding photography depicted in new documentary at Sydney Film Festival

A new documentary showcasing Chinas profound love of wedding photography will premiere at the Sydney Film Festival on Wednesday evening, with audiences buzzing about the behind-the-scenes look into the multi-billion dollar industry.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/13 11:41:53