CFI Q&A With Christopher Bremble of Base FX—Part Two

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Bremble discusses his company's deal with China Media Capital, whether Hollywood executives can really "get" China, and much more in the second part of this interview. Read More

CFI Q&A With Christopher Bremble of Base FX—Part One

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As the Chinese appetite for big-budget movies grows, special effects services company Base FX, founded in Beijing in 2006 by American Christopher Bremble, finds itself situated right between those films’ traditional suppliers, the Hollywood studios, and the moviegoers they’re trying to reach harder than ever before. Bremble talked with CFI Editor Jonathan Landreth about learning Read More

When Push Comes to Shove—Movies, China, and the World: A Q&A with Richard Peña

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Richard Peña, the director emeritus of the New York Film Festival, talks to us about the changes of China's national cinema and what Hollywood and China can offer to one another. Read More

Zhang Yimou: ‘Even Though Our Market Is Growing Fast, We’re Still Not Satisfied’

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Zhang Yimou's next film, "The Great Wall," due out in November 2016, is an unlikely departure for him and for China—a mega-budget English-language picture co-produced by Le Vision Pictures and China Film Group in China with Legendary and Universal in Hollywood, and starring Matt Damon, a big Chinese monster, and the most Chinese of landmarks. Read More

Finding Freedom in China on Film: A Q&A with Jia Zhangke

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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. Read More

French Director’s Chinese Movie Balances Freedom With Compromise

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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 the monk Read More

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