Headlines from China: What’s Next for Chinese Film Market After National Day Holiday?

What’s Next for Chinese Film Market After National Day Holiday?

With Chinese films grossing nearly 4 billion yuan ($592 million) during the eight-day National Day holiday, studios have announced a raft of new projects and release dates for several finished blockbusters. Notably, eight films have announced release dates set in the 2021 Spring Festival, including the widely anticipated “Detective Chinatown 3” which was originally set for this year’s Spring Festival, the animation film “New Gods: Ne Zha Reborn”, comedy film “Endgame” and fantasy thriller “Assassin in Red”. Industry expects are confident that the next Spring Festival holiday will be able to outperform that of the past National Day holiday. Read more dypf box office

Zhang Yimou’s ‘One Second’ Sets for China Release on November 27 

World-renowned Chinese director Zhang Yimou’s latest period drama “One Second” finally received regulatory approval and are on its way to cinemas on November 27. Originally set to premiere at Berlin International Film Festival in 2019, the film was pulled from the competition at the last minute due to censorship objections from the regulatory body back home. Starring Zhang Yi and Fan Wei, “One Second” is described as a Zhang Yimou’s personal love letter to cinema. Notably, the new version of the film was one minute shorter than the runtime shown at the Berlin Festival. Read more Mtime