DAILY BRIEF: May 15, 2019


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    While Arthouse Films Struggle in America, in China They Thrive

    “For foreign-language films, the U.S. has always been a very minor market. Today, China is more of a priority.” IndieWire

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    Cannes: Time in Portrait Snags China Rights to Three Films in Competition

    Chinese distributor Time in Portrait has snagged China rights to three Cannes Competition titles even before they were chosen to gun for the Palme d’Or: Ken Loach’s “Sorry We Missed You,” Arnaud Desplechin’s “Oh Mercy!” and Elia Suleiman’s “It Must Be Heaven.” Variety

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    Cannes: CMC Takes China's 'The Last Wish,' 'White Storm 2' for North America

    The company is beginning to generate substantial box office revenue from Chinese films in North America, such as the $5.9 million performance of 'The Wandering Earth' in February. The Hollywood Reporter

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    Cannes: Huayi Brothers' Chinese War Epic 'The Eight Hundred' Sells Wide

    The big-budget epic features action scenes designed by Hollywood veteran Glen Boswell and is hoping to do for the war epic in China what local blockbuster 'The Wandering Earth' did for sci-fi. The Hollywood Reporter

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    Cannes: ‘Skyfire,’ China’s First Big-Budget Disaster Movie, Shopped by Meridian Ent.

    Chinese-based companies Meridian Entertainment and Base FX are shopping “Skyfire” at Cannes, China’s first big-budget disaster movie, about a volcanic eruption. Variety