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China’s Fifth Generation Filmmakers May Have Lost Their Touch, Judging by Poor Ticket Sales For 'Legend of the Demon Cat"
Lacklustre box-office showing for Chen Kaige’s no-expense-spared fantasy, after poor reception for Zhang Yimou’s The Great Wall, suggests China’s most acclaimed filmmakers lack appeal for today’s cinema-goers. South China Morning Post - Post Magazine
Review: In ‘Bitter Money,’ Documenting China’s Textile Boom
For viewers unfamiliar with the rewardingly arduous documentaries of the Chinese filmmaker Wang Bing, “Bitter Money” won’t be the easiest place to start. A determined, mostly unobtrusive observer of China’s dispossessed, Mr. Wang works in a demanding mode of vérité, allowing scenes to play out at length and providing little in the way of exposition. The New York Times
‘Detective Chinatown 2’ Director Chen Sicheng On Filming Sequel In New York
Writer-director Chen Sicheng this past fall completed Detective Chinatown 2, the sequel to his 2016 hit that grossed $126M worldwide and landed in the Top 10 of all films at the Middle Kingdom box office that year. Deadline
China’s Maturing Film Industry Influencing International Asian Representation
The first Chinese-Italian co-production film "Coffee" recently premiered in Beijing to a venue full of film industry veterans and critics. It is a notable contribution to China’s growing and maturing film market, which has seen a steady increase over the past five years in genre and content diversity. International Examiner
Could K-Film Ever Be As Popular As K-Pop In Asia?
We all know about the growing popularity of South Korean cultural products in Asia, first with K-drama, and then K-pop. What’s next? It's likely to be K-films. In Hong Kong, the South Korean film "Train to Busan" was the second-top earner in the box office in 2016. Forbes