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Chinese war drama reportedly in line for Academy Award nomination

Chinese war film The Eight Hundred, the highest-grossing film of 2020 around the world, is reportedly in the running to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best International Feature Film.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/26 0:21:43

Extended edition of Chinese sci-fi blockbuster 'The Wandering Earth' to be re-released in theaters

Chinese moviegoers expressed their excitement after a 35-second-long trailer was released on Tuesday for an extended version of Chinese science-fiction blockbuster film The Wandering Earth.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/24 15:18:40

Chinese screenwriters awarded at Screenwriters' Night event

A total of 23 screenwriters and 13 productions such as movies, animations and TV series were awarded at Screenwriters' Night on Saturday. The event, hosted by the China Federation of Radio and Television Associations and Chinese streaming giant iQIYI, aims to encourage and fund more young screen talents as well as discover promising new content.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/23 17:33:42

'Freaky' tops North American box office for second straight weekend

Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions' comedy horror film Freaky topped the North American box office for a second straight weekend with $1.22 million from 2,057 locations, according to studio figures collected by measurement firm Comscore.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/23 16:53:40

Youth from China and S.Korea share their dreams at film festival

Seven short films from young Chinese and South Korean filmmakers that stood out from among 715 submitted works have won awards at the seventh Chinese Korean Share Your Dream Short Film Festival.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/22 17:03:40

Chinese netizens call for 'Wonder Woman 1984' to come to Chinese mainland

Chinese netizens took to social media on Thursday to call on Warner Bros to bring DC superhero film Wonder Woman 1984 to the Chinese mainland, arguing that it would be a good business move as the film would surely make more in the mainland, where the COVID-19 pandemic remains under control, than in its home market.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/19 20:54:55

New Chinese drama inspired by BBC's work draws attention to problems facing women

A new Chinese drama named Hear Her was launched on video platforms on Tuesday, focusing on contemporary female dilemmas and featuring issues such as domestic violence and concerns about appearance.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/19 10:18:40

Director Ho Leung-lau's latest film to debut Friday

Chinese Hong Kong director Ho Leung-lau's latest work Caught in Time, starring Chinese actors Wang Qianyuan and Daniel Wu, is set to hit theaters across the Chinese mainland on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/18 19:13:40

Movie inspired by first direct link across Taiwan Straits comes to mainland theaters

A new comedy about Mazu culture, Return, will debut in Chinese mainland cinemas on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/16 18:28:40

Netflix's new adaptation of Chinese literature classic ignites hot discussion online

The globally popular US streaming platform Netflix announced its plans to adapt the Chinese literature classic Water Margin on Friday. Netflix called the book one of the "the greatest classic novels of Chinese literature" on Twitter.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/16 0:04:17

Young migrant factory workers form distinct Shamate subculture

A new documentary, We Were Smart directed by Li Yifan, focuses on what's left of the Chinese subculture known as Shamate, which is still attracting young migrant workers who are eager to express themselves.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/15 17:03:42

Pakistani aerial combat action film debuts in Beijing

Ahead of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Pakistan in 2021, a Pakistani Air Force film held its China premiere in Beijing on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/12 18:08:40

Pakistani military action film debuts in Beijing

Ahead of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Pakistan in 2021, a Pakistani air force film debuted in a Beijing cinema on Wednesday. The Pakistani ambassador to China Moin ul Haque attended the premiere.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/11 23:33:59

Bulgarian films displayed by China National Film Museum

A series of Bulgarian films have been released at the China National Film Museum in Beijing, with six brilliant films showing the country's film culture to Chinese audiences.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/10 23:16:06

Colin Firth to star in new action-comedy film adapted from Chinese web comic

Oscar-winner English actor Colin Firth will star in a new action-comedy film adapted from one of China's most popular digital comics - Zombie Brother.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/9 19:08:41

Tibetan director discusses the future of ethnic minority film in China

After the two boisterous sons of sheep farmers Dargye and his wife Drolkar naively play with their parents' pack of condoms thinking they are balloons and enrage the entire village, Drolkar finds she is pregnant again.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/4 18:33:40

Depp loses UK libel case on 'wife beater' claims

Hollywood star Johnny Depp on Monday lost a libel lawsuit against British newspaper The Sun for branding him a "wife beater" in a case that laid bare his chaotic battle with drink and drugs and shattered his global reputation.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/3 17:38:41

Chinese classic 'Farewell My Concubine' to be made into Western musical

Announced by the well-known US musical composer Jason Robert Brown via Twitter, a new musical project adapted from the classic Chinese movie Farewell My Concubine is now in the casting process. It means the 1993 film will have a new Western theatrical interpretation.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/3 3:27:12