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China's box-office hit gets extended run, to join holiday competition

Chinese war drama film The Eight Hundred, which has grossed over 2.5 billion yuan ($365 million) in the Chinese mainland to date, is set to extend its box-office run by one month until October 21.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/13 18:13:41

Poor artistic level, misunderstanding of Chinese culture lead to Mulan failure in China

Disney's new Mulan, an action drama based on a centuries-old traditional Chinese story, made its debut in the Chinese mainland on Friday. Though starring popular Chinese actors, the film received a cold shoulder due to its self-righteous depiction, which failed to resonate with Chinese audiences.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/11 22:23:41

Pending release of South Korean man convicted of raping 8-year-old girl sparks concern among Chinese netizens

Convicted criminal Cho Doo-soon, a South Korean man who was found guilty of attacking and raping an 8-year-old girl in 2008, will be released in December after 12 years in prison. News of Cho's release went viral in China on Wednesday, prompting Chinese netizens to discuss whether the convicted criminal should be released and express their concern for the safety of children.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/10 22:47:35

'Walking Dead' to conclude record-breaking run

Once the highest-rated series in US cable television history, The Walking Dead is officially on its last legs.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/10 18:13:40

Bollywood actress Chakraborty arrested after ex-boyfriend's suicide

Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty has been arrested for allegedly buying drugs for her former boyfriend, the actor Sushant Singh Rajput, whose suicide sparked a media storm in India.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/10 16:33:40

No Hollywood ending for

It's been a bad year for Venice.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/9 20:53:40

Hollywood seeks virtual hype at 'hybrid' Toronto

Hollywood's annual exodus to Toronto for North America's biggest film festival will be online-only this week, as coronavirus and a closed Canadian border force A-listers to stay home and peddle their upcoming films remotely.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/9 17:08:40

Chinese moviegoers' complaints about 'Mulan' shows high expectations for Disney film

With Disney live-action film Mulan scheduled to hit theaters in the Chinese mainland on Friday, it has captured the full attention of Chinese social media. However, with this high anticipation also come high expectations for the film, leading to Chinese netizens to carefully scrutinize it to see if the Western-produced English-language film can successfully depict traditional Chinese culture.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/8 22:45:31

Fear and loathing in Hollywood as streaming platforms gain ground during pandemic

Hollywood stars and top directors are getting increasingly anxious about the hold streaming giants Netflix and Amazon are exerting over cinema.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/8 17:08:41

'Tenet' opens with $20m in N.America after pandemic delays

As movie theaters struggle to return to normality during the coronavirus pandemic, the first major Hollywood release in six months, Christopher Nolan's Tenet, has taken in $20.2 million in five days.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/7 17:13:40

Hollywood blockbuster 'Tenet' leaves Chinese audiences scratching heads

Director Christopher Nolan's Hollywood blockbuster Tenet crossed two 100 million marks on Saturday - 100 million yuan($20 million) at the Chinese mainland box office and $100 million internationally.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/6 18:13:42

Roguish British comedy 'The Duke' wows Venice film festival

The retro British comedy The Duke has charmed the Venice film festival, with critics Saturday heaping praise on its stars Helen Mirren and Jim Broadbent.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/6 17:23:41

40 classic foreign films to be screened at the 15th Changchun Film Festival

Following the success of film festivals in Shanghai and Beijing, the 15th Changchun Film Festival in Northeast China's Jilin Province kicked off its opening ceremony on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/6 17:18:41

Five international directors film TV documentary about 2020 Chinese college entrance examinations

A 45-minute documentary that examines China's 2020 college entrance exams, or gaokao, from the perspectives of five directors from different countries has Chinese netizens discussing and reminiscing about the national examinations that were held this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/4 10:21:40

Venice Film Festival opens with tribute to coronavirus victims

The Venice Film Festival opened Wednesday with a tribute to those who lost their lives from coronavirus as the event sought to kick-start an industry still reeling from the effects of the crisis.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/3 18:08:40

Director Ruben Ostlund talks about his new film and questions Western morality

He won the 2017 Palme d'Or for his art world satire The Square that dissected ethics and morality. In his new film, Ruben Ostlund probes society's focus on looks and spiraling consumption.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/3 16:58:42

Venice International Film Festival brings VR showcase to China

A total of 44 Virtue Reality (VR) films that belong to the VR section of the 77th Venice International Film Festival, which kicked off on Wednesday, will be available for audiences to enjoy in Hangzhou, capital of East China's Zhejiang Province, until September 12.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/2 20:35:41

Nigeria's 'Kannywood' films soar online thanks to virus

At a time when the coronavirus is wreaking havoc on businesses around the world, the film industry in Nigeria's mainly Muslim north is going from strength to strength.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/1 18:53:40