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Georgian film sweeps Spain's San Sebastian festival awards

Georgian film Beginning dominated the awards at Spain's San Sebastian film festival, taking the top Golden shell prize for best movie while Dea Kulumbegashvili won best director for her debut film.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/28 18:19:45

Production underway on Chinese TV series to commemorate 100th anniversary of CPC's founding

Shooting on Chinese TV series Glory and Dream is currently underway, with plans to have the series hit small screens in China in July 2021 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC). The show's director Liu Jiang noted at a press conference on Monday that he wants to display real humanity to audiences.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/28 18:03:40

New movie from short video app Kuaishou sets eyes on China's 30 million truck drivers

Chinese short video app Kuaishou released its very first film production My Brother on Friday. Directed by Xia Banchang, the movie about China's 30 million truck drivers stars amateur actor Bao Ge, also a real truck driver and an influencer on Kuaishou with more than 4 million followers.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/27 17:38:40

Chinese films set to earn big during National Day holiday

Editor's Note: The National Day holiday is a major box-office earner for the Chinese mainland. In 2019, the holiday brought in 4.38 billion yuan ($642 million) in a single week. While 2020's National Day box office is sure to be impacted by COVID-19, a number of big releases such as Leap, Legend of Deification and Vanguard are sure to help cinemas see an impressive haul over the 8-day holiday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/27 17:33:40

New Korean War film from Guan Hu, director of 'The Eight Hundred,' gets release date

Jin Gang Chuan, a film commemorating the heroic Chinese army during the Korean War, also known as the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea (1950-53), will hit cinemas on October 25 to mark 2020's 70th anniversary of the Chinese People's Volunteers' participation to the war.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/24 22:46:53

Hopkins explores horrors of dementia in 'The Father'

Convincing movie legend Anthony Hopkins to star in your first-ever film is a tall order for any director.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/23 17:23:40

Hollywood unions sign deal with studios to boost return to work

Hollywood's top unions announced a deal with major film studios Monday on coronavirus safety measures needed for the US entertainment industry to ramp up its return to production.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/22 18:48:40

Chinese mainland box office poised to surpass North America to become world's largest film market

The Chinese mainland box office may surpass the box office of North America to become 2020's box-office champion due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Chinese experts predicted on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/21 21:59:04

Real-life 'Pianist' possessions up for auction in Poland

A fountain pen, silver pocket watch and other prized possessions of the late Jewish-Polish composer Wladyslaw Szpilman, the real-life hero of the Oscar-winning film The Pianist, go under the hammer in Warsaw next week.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/20 18:13:40

Domestic-made movies to be screened as classes for Chinese Communist Party members

A new educational campaign, which aims to enlighten Chinese Communist Party members in Beijing through domestic-made movies, was launched on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/20 18:03:40

China's first documentary about its overseas peacekeeping forces to debut on Friday

The first-ever Chinese documentary film about China's first peacekeeping infantry battalion, Travel Blue Defensive Line, will release in theaters on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/17 20:03:40

2020 Beijing Documentary Week to screen 50 films

The 4th Beijing Documentary Week kicked off on Tuesday at the Beijing TV Centre. The goal of the week-long event is to review the past year's efforts of documentary films in China and support the development of the Chinese documentary industry.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/17 10:28:40

Infographic: The truth about 'Mulan'

Since its release in the Chinese mainland on Friday, Disney's Mulan has been stuck at the center of controversy. Various commentators, many jokingly comparing the film to General Tso's Chicken, have been analyzing Disney's steps throughout the film's production and release from various perspectives in order to understand what went wrong and what the company did right. The biggest issue surrounding the film centers on its failure to understand China's culture, values and people.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/16 20:13:41

HBO/Sky mini-series 'The Third Day' experiments with live event

The Third Day, a new mini-series starring Jude Law, is pushing the boundaries with a daring set-up: a different lead actor for each half, and a live 12-hour episode in the middle.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/15 18:03:40

Busan film festival cut back, delayed over coronavirus

The Busan International Film Festival, Asia's biggest gathering of its kind, will be reduced to a fraction of its usual scale with several sections moved online because of the coronavirus pandemic, organizers said Monday.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/15 17:53:41

Magpie steals scenes from Naomi Watts in 'Penguin Bloom'

Oscar-nominated actress Naomi Watts has worked with Hollywood icons such as David Lynch and Sean Penn, but admitted Saturday that a magpie stole her scenes in Penguin Bloom, premiering at the Toronto film festival.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/14 18:08:40

Chinese movie wins Best VR Immersive Story at Venice Film Festival

The Chinese Virtual Reality (VR) film Killing a Superstar won the award for Best VR Immersive Story at the 77th Venice International Film Festival, becoming the first VR work from the Chinese mainland to be awarded at an A-level international film festival.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/14 14:13:40

China's first anti-epidemic TV drama to debut on Thursday

China's first anti-epidemic TV drama will debut during prime time on CCTV-1 on Thursday. In the run up to the show's release, a music video for the drama's theme song has gone viral on Chinese social media.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/14 22:31:39