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Box-office antihero

Superhero blockbuster Venom saved the day at the North American box office this weekend, pulling in an estimated $80 million in ticket sales, industry tracker Exhibitor Relations reported on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/8 17:23:39

Chinese National Day box office sees significant decline

The box-office take for this year's just concluded week-long National Day holiday experienced a significant decline over last year, according to estimates on Sunday. The decline was apparent straight from the start as the holiday's first day box-office total on September 30 reached only 252 million yuan ($36.69 million), an 11 percent year-on-year drop from 2017's 283 million yuan.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/7 18:07:59

Zhang Yimou's film nominated in half of Golden Horse Awards categories

Chinese director Zhang Yimou and his latest work "Shadow" have been nominated in half of the 24 categories at the Golden Horse Awards, according to the nomination list released on the film awards' site on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/2 10:06:33

Zhang Yimou's new film 'Shadow' to hit mainland theaters on Sunday

Five years after work first began on the project, famous Chinese film director Zhang Yimou's new work, Shadow, will finally grace the silver screen in the Chinese mainland on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/28 18:18:40

Twilight romance

French director Claude Lelouch has started shooting a sequel to his classic romance A Man and a Woman with the same actors, 52 years after the original was a box-office smash.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/27 18:43:40

Star-studded crime film 'Project Gutenberg' to make National Day holiday debut

One of the most-anticipated films for the upcoming National Day holiday in China, Chinese crime action film Project Gutenberg is set to hit Chinese mainland theaters on Sunday, a day before the seven-day holiday begins.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/26 18:48:39

Sino-US film 'White Snake' gets release date

Following in the footsteps of The Meg, Warner Bros will release yet another Sino-US coproduction, White Snake, the Hollywood studio's first animated co-production with a Chinese company, the film's producers announced at a press conference in Beijing on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/24 16:48:39

Ash Is Purest White breaks director Jia Zhangke's box office record

Director Jia Zhangke's latest work Ash Is Purest White has broken his personal highest box office record of 32.2 million yuan ($ 4.9million) on Sunday morning after being screened across the country for three days.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/23 13:08:57

Chinese animation movie to debut in Nigerian cinemas

A Chinese animation movie will debut in several Nigerian cinemas at the end of 2018 to wow audiences with its special effects.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/23 9:41:58

Chinese authorities release new movie ticket regulations

Film ticket sellers must optimize and simplify procedures for ticket refunds and exchanges, a notice released by the China Film Distribution and Exhibition Association announced on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/20 18:43:42

Chinese director Feng Xiaogang cut from Jia Zhangke's 'Ash Is Purest White'

A five-minute scene starring Chinese director and actor Feng Xiaogang has been removed from Chinese director Jia Zhangke's film Ash Is Purest White, which is scheduled to hit Chinese mainland theaters on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/17 17:28:40

British Ambassador to China Barbara Woodward positive about the future of Sino-UK cultural cooperation

Sherlock Homes, Paddington Bear, Peppa Pig... these are among the most popular British franchises among Chinese audiences. And now, audiences in China can expect to see even more creative products that combine British and Chinese cultural elements as enhanced cooperation with China in film and TV is one of the key areas for the UK's cross-boundary efforts in the creative industry, the British ambassador to China told the Global Times on Saturday at the British embassy in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/17 17:28:39

'Green Book' wins Toronto International Film Festival audience prize

Peter Farrelly's Green Book, starring Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen, won the Toronto International Film Festival audience prize on Sunday, giving it a lead in the race for Oscar glory.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/17 16:38:40

New documentary series to bring lives of China's traditional handicraft masters to internatinal audiences

A new mini-documentary series focusing on Chinese master craftsmen and their stories will not only air on China's major streaming platforms such as iQiyi, and Tencent Weishi, but also reach a wild range of overseas viewers on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter through new partnerships, the Intercontinental Communication Center, the series' production company, announced on Wednesday in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/13 18:33:40

'Crazy Rich Asians' unlikely to become mega-hit in Chinese mainland

Hit rom-com Crazy Rich Asians has not only made headlines in the US for being the first all-Asian-cast film produced by a major Hollywood studio in the past 25 years, but also sparked numerous discussions on social media in the Chinese mainland, where it has yet to receive a release date.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/13 17:08:39

Disney holds training course for leading Chinese animators

The Walt Disney Company, known for productions whose life lessons tickle our funny bones and tug at people's heartstrings, has also stepped up to become a bridge between China and the US.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/12 16:23:39

Dolan slips in English debut at TIFF

Canadian filmmaker Xavier Dolan made his English-language debut on Monday, premiering The Death and Life of John F. Donovan at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
Source: AFP | 2018/9/11 18:23:40

'Widows' premieres at TIFF

Director Steve McQueen returned to the limelight at the Toronto film festival on Sunday with the kick-ass feminist heist movie Widows, at a time when calls are multiplying for heftier roles for women.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/10 18:48:40