Headlines from China: Cheng Cheng Films to Distribute China’s ‘Send Me to the Clouds’ in North America

Cheng Cheng Films to Distribute China’s ‘Send Me to the Clouds’ in North America

New York-based distributor Cheng Cheng Films has nabbed North American rights to Chinese drama film Send Me to the Clouds by first-time director Teng Congcong. The film starring Yao Chen (Monster Hunt, Lost Found), who’s also its producer, follows an ovarian cancer patient’s desperate quest for an unforgettable sexual experience before her surgery. The picture opened in Chinese theaters last weekend after bowing at Shanghai International Film Festival and FIRST International Film Festival. Its humorous touch on struggles faced by a generation of women born under China’s One Child policy won it a 100% score in verified influencers’ recommendations on Weibo, China’s answer to twitter. The distributor behind Chinese language films including The Great Buddha+, Crosscurrent and SoulMate is planning a theatrical release in fall 2019. Read more on Sohu

‘Ne Zha’ Beats ‘Avengers: Endgame’ to Become Third Highest-grossing Film in China

As of Wednesday 6pm (Beijing Time), Chinese animated film had raked in RMB 4.25 billion in box office sales, overtaking Avengers: Endgame to become the third highest-grossing film of all time in China behind Wolf Warrior 2 and The Wandering Earth. Avengers: Endgame directors Anthony Russo and Joe Russo posted on Chinese social media Weibo to congratulate Ne Zha director Jiaozi. Jiaozi responded immediately and said that he still had a lot to learn from the Russo brothers. Read more on Mtime