Jonathan Landreth

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About Jonathan Landreth

Jonathan Landreth was the Founding Editor of China Film Insider in July 2015 and helped build CFI in its first year. In July 2016, he returned his focus to ChinaFile, the online magazine of the Center on U.S. China Relations at Asia Society. Landreth previously reported from Beijing from 2004 to 2012. His work appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Christian Science Monitor, Forbes, The China Economic Quarterly, Wallpaper, Reuters, Agence France Presse, and The Hollywood Reporter, often with a focus on the media and entertainment industries' affect on the world’s perceptions of China. Landreth was born in New York City in the Year of the Dog. He went to high school in Los Angeles, U.C. Berkeley as an undergraduate, and got his master's degree at the Columbia Journalism School. He is the proud father of a Monkeychild born in Singapore and raised in Beijing and Brooklyn.
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Finding Freedom in China on Film: A Q&A with Jia Zhangke

Like all of Jia’s films, "Mountains May Depart" contains strong social commentary. The film, which stars Jia’s wife, Zhao Tao, explores freedom: how one conceives of it, what one does to get it, and how others try to limit it.
By |October 7th, 2015|Featured Stories, People|
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French Director’s Chinese Movie Balances Freedom With Compromise

In 2012, French movie director Jean-Jacques Annaud got a warm welcome in China after more than a dozen years as persona non grata there for having offended official Chinese Communist Party history with his 1997 film Seven Years in Tibet—the story of a German mountaineer’s sympathetic relationship with the young Dalai Lama before […]

By |October 6th, 2015|Featured Stories, People|

Silent Spring on the Huangpu River

In July, Transformers: Age of Extinction, the fourth in the action-packed series of Hollywood films about trucks turning into giant robots to save the world, became the first film to sell more than $300 million in tickets at China’s box office.
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