DAILY BRIEF: Jan 13, 2021


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    How Hong Kong Cinema Can Get Back in the Picture

    Hong Kong films were internationally popular in the 1970s and 1980s. However, the quality of local films has since declined, and they seldom succeed in the international market these days. However, Hong Kong cinema still enjoys an international reputation – it just needs time to reinvent itself. South China Morning Post

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    Film Depicting Railway Heroes in War Begins Shooting

    Filming has officially begun for "Railway Heroes," a new film set during the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression. Starring award-winning actor Zhang Hanyu, the war film is set for release on National Day, or Oct. 1, 2021. China.org

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    New Jackson Yee Movie 'A Little Red Flower' is China’s First Box Office Hit of 2021

    Starring TFBoys member Yee and Liu Haocun, "A Little Red Flower" tells the love story of a young couple with cancer and the travails of their families. Director Han Yan says the movie, which has grossed more than US$150 million, is intended as a spiritual guide and therapeutic support for the audience. South China Morning Post

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    'The Hummingbird Project' to Debut in China

    “The Hummingbird Project,” a Canadian-Belgian thriller about finance and technology, will hit cinemas across China on January 29. The film was written and directed by Kim Nguyen, whose child soldier drama “Rebelle” was nominated for best foreign-language film at the 85th Academy Awards. SHINE News

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    India Should ‘Copy and Paste’ China’s COVID-19 Protocol Measures for Cinemas Ahead of Vijay’s New Film ‘Master’

    No mask, no social distancing and no sanitizer… Large crowds of Indian moviegoers are taking a dangerous risk to support their idol Vijay's latest film "Master," which is set to release on Wednesday. Global Times