DAILY BRIEF

Sep 28, 2020

NEWS YOU SHOULDN’T MISS

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    Uptick in Audience Capacity Boost to Holiday Film Market

    China’s movie box office is expected to surge over the National Day holiday with the release of an array of highly anticipated films. What’s more, Chinese authorities are allowing cinemas across the country to raise their audience capacity from 50 to 75 percent. Shine

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    China's 1937 Film 'Crossroads' to Have a Theatrical Re-Production

    China's National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) will stage an adaptation of the 1937 classic film "Crossroads" from October 17 to 25. Directed by Shen Xiling and starring Bai Yang and Zhao Dan, "Crossroads" tells the story of young people's choices and lives during the war with Japan and the Great Depression of the 1930s. It is still considered a classic more than 80 years after its initial release. Global Times

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    Review: Jia Zhangke’s “Swimming Out Till the Sea Turns Blue” Meanders Through Modern Chinese Literature

    Perhaps today’s most renowned Chinese independent film director, Jia Zhangke is back again this year with "Swimming Out Till the Sea Turns Blue". It’s his first documentary in a decade, and the capstone to a trilogy about modern Chinese artists. The film outlines the literary history of post-1949 “New China,” weaving together the lives of four writers who represent different periods of the People’s Republic. Cinema Escapist

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    Production Underway on Chinese Drama to Commemorate 100th Anniversary of Founding of CPC

    Shooting on Chinese TV drama "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. Global Times

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    Watch a Selection of Sino Cinema for Free as LA Chinese Film Festival Goes Online

    The volunteer-run festival has set up a “virtual showcase” of previous entries: nine indie film productions, ranging from nine to 40 minutes long and covering subjects such as identity struggles, chauvinism, stillbirth and rural Chinese life are now available online as part of LACFF 2020. RADII China