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War film 'Sacrifice' fuels IMAX China box office for October

Powered by the popularity of the recently released war film The Sacrifice, IMAX China has set a record for the best October box office in the Chinese mainland, it announced on Tuesday. Since its release, The Sacrifice has received high praise and great reviews.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/27 18:30:31

'Chinese Hollywood' sees reviving film industry

Xu Xiao's busy day started when all the 80-plus horses on his horse farm were booked out for movie and television shoots at Hengdian World Studios, known as the "Chinese Hollywood," in East China's Zhejiang Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/27 17:13:41

Italian film retrospective in Shanghai marks 50th anniversary of China-Italy diplomatic ties

The Italian Film Masters Retrospective exhibition kicked off on Thursday in Shanghai to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of China-Italy diplomatic ties, as well as to commemorate the centennial birthday of the legendary Italian film master Federico Fellini.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/26 22:58:36

Chinese director Guo Fan talks about new Korean War movie 'Sacrifice'

Chinese war film Sacrifice kicked off with a heroic start on Friday both in terms of box-office revenue and word of mouth in China, which is commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Chinese People's Volunteers (CPV) entry into the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea or the Korean War (1950-53).
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/25 18:30:46

War film "The Sacrifice" leads Chinese mainland box office

New war film "The Sacrifice" led the Chinese mainland box office on Friday, raking in roughly 104.09 million yuan (about 15.6 million U.S. dollars) on its debut day, according to figures released by the China Movie Data Information Network on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/25 8:13:42

Guan Hu's 'US navy cap' brings controversy on his Korean War film's debut

Guan Hu, co-director of the newly-released Korean War blockbuster Sacrifice (or Jin Gang Chuan), was pushed to the forefront of public debate on Chinese social media on Friday, the day of the film's debut. With tens of thousands of moviegoers rushing to cinemas across China to enjoy the patriotic war epic, numerous netizens criticized Guan for “inappropriately” wearing a “US navy cap” in a promotion video of the film.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/23 18:20:35

Military action film to become first Pakistani film to release in Chinese mainland theaters in decades

Ahead of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Pakistan in 2021, a Pakistani air force film has been scheduled to hit Chinese theaters on November 13, making it the first Pakistani movie to release in Chinese mainland cinemas in decades.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/22 22:35:54

War film reveals the key to China's military victory over the US 70 years ago

The War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea was not a popular topic for Chinese films in the past few decades, but Sacrifice, a film commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Chinese People's Volunteer (CPV) Army's participation in the War, has ignited moviegoers anticipation across China, putting it in position to set another box-office record following the success of blockbuster Chinese war film The Eight Hundred.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/22 18:13:40

New Korean War documentary to air on CCTV on Wednesday

A documentary about the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea (1950-53), also known as the Korean War, is scheduled to be aired during prime time (8 pm) on CCTV on Wednesday to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Chinese People's Volunteer Army's participation in the war.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/21 19:25:00

Animated Korean War film depicts heroic stories aimed at teenagers

Chinese film Salute to the Heroes, which will be released on Friday, seeks to introduce the stories of five heroic Chinese soldiers during the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea (1950-53), also known as the Korean War, to teens through a medium that they favor - animation.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/21 19:23:41

Hungarian movies to be screened at China National Film Museum

The China National Film Museum and Beijing New Film Association kicked off their new film screening season, which focuses on Hungarian films, on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/20 19:33:40

Disney+ adds new racism disclaimers

Disney has added extended disclaimers to classics including Peter Pan and Aristocats on its streaming platform to warn viewers that the films contain derogatory stereotypes about minorities.
Source: AFP | 2020/10/20 19:28:41

New Korean War film remembers brave Chinese soldiers

Sacrifice (Jin Gang Chuan), the latest Korean War blockbuster from Chinese directors Guo Fan, Guan Hu and Lu Yang has become one of the most highly anticipated movies as the entire nation commemorates the 70th anniversary of China's entry into The War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea (1950-53) and remembers the Chinese People's Volunteers (CPV), who sacrificed everything to aid the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/20 19:28:40

Hollywood legend Jeff Bridges announces lymphoma diagnosis

US film star Jeff Bridges announced Monday that he has been diagnosed with lymphoma, a form of cancer that starts in the body's infection-fighting cells called lymphocytes.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/20 18:13:40

Chinese film industry should focus more on the quality of movies to promote international competitiveness: expert

The box office of Chinese mainland in 2020 surpassed 13 billion yuan ($1.93 billion) on Thursday, surpassing the North American box office of $1.92 billion listed by film data tracker Box Office Mojo and cheering the country's film industry up. The achievement is real but problems should also be seen: Chinese films still lack international influence and competitiveness, said observers.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/18 23:34:45

Animated Korean War film 'Salute to the Heroes' gets release date

Salute to the Heroes, a Chinese animated film commemorating the heroic Chinese army during the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea (1950-53), also known as the Korean War, will hit screens in the Chinese mainland on Friday, day and date with the much anticipated Korean War epic Jin Gang Chuan.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/18 21:22:10

Film about honorary director of world-renowned Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes to premiere in 2021

Film Dunhuang Nüer, which can be translated as "the daughter of Dunhuang," finished filming at Hengdian World Studios, the largest film base in China, in East China's Zhejiang Province on Friday. It will debut in 2021 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC).
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/18 18:51:55

Chinese director Zhang Yimou's 'One Second' gets release date

Acclaimed Chinese director Zhang Yimou's long-delayed film One Second, set during the Cultural Revolution, was announced on Wednesday that it will hit Chinese mainland cinemas on November 27.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/15 15:28:40