Headlines from China: A Look at 2018 Summer Movies in China 

a still from ‘Hidden Man’

A Look at 2018 Summer Movies in China 

The overall quality of this year’s summer films in China is thrilling. Imported Hollywood movies will hit the cinema in June, while in July and August, domestic films will overwhelmingly dominate the cinemas due to the annual summer blackout period. In June, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Incredibles 2, and Escape Plan 2: Hades will be released sequentially. In July, four major domestic films will compete with each other. They are: L.O.R.D: Legend of Ravaging Dynasties directed by Guo Jingming, Drug Dealer produced by Xu Zheng, Xu Ke’s action movie Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings, and Hidden Man by one of the most influential Chinese filmmakers Jiang Wen. In August, the debut film directed by the famous Chinese actor Huang Bo will be shown. Moreover, Zhang Yimou’s latest film Shadow is also expected to meet the audience this summer. Read more on entgroup.cn

Is Fan Bingbing the Scapegoat of The Tax Evasion Case?

As the tax evasion crisis rumbles on, the famous talk show host as well as the initiator of the whole issue Cui Yongyuan spoke recently in several interviews that the celebrity he accused for signing Yin-Yang contrasts (a double-contracting trick) was actually not Fan Bingbing. However, investigations of the studios owned by Fan Bingbing is already in process. Stock market shows that a fall of share price occurs to major entertainment companies like Huayi Brothers and Talent Television and Film Company. Read more on D-entertainment

China-Euro Women Film Festival to Be Launched in Hong Kong This Month

2018 China-Euro Women Film Festival will be launched in Hong Kong on June 21. This project was officially initiated in Cannes 2018 by female executives of China Film Co-production Corporation, Asia Pacific Famous Female Federation, Leading Digital Post and Movie View. Six movies by female filmmakers from China and Europe will be presented, including What’s in the Darkness,  Someone to Talk to, and Forever Young. Producer Shi Nansheng, director Wang Yichun and Liu Yulin will attend this year’s Women Film Forum. Read more on Mtime