Headlines from China: Zhang Yimou’s New Film ‘Impasse’ Unveiled at PYIFF

Zhang Yimou’s New Film ‘Impasse’ Unveiled at PYIFF

Renowned Chinese director Zhang Yimou came to Jia Zhangke’s Pingyao International Film Festival (PYIFF) to give a filmmaking masterclass. He also unveiled more details about a new film he will start shooting at the end of this year. The new film, titled Impasse, is an urban crime drama film. This is the first time Zhang Yimou makes a film of this genre. A poster of the film is also released at PYIFF as a proof of concept. In addition to Impasse, Zhang talked about Jian Ru Pan Shi (Hard As A Rock), a spy drama Zhang just made. According to Zhang, the film is eyeing an 2020 release and has been submitted to the regulators for approval. As to One Second, a film by Zhang Yimou that entered the Berlin Film Festival but then withdrawn, Zhang said that he was not sure when the film would be released but he hoped it would be soon. Read more on Mtime

Critically Acclaimed Animated Film ‘Ruben Brandt, Collector’ Set for November 15 China Release

Ruben Brandt, Collector,” an acclaimed Hungarian surreal animated feature film, has been scheduled to release in Chinese theaters on November 15, according to a recent statement. Directed by Milorad Krstic, the film is centered around Ruben Brandt, a psychotherapist, who is forced to steal 13 paintings from the world’s renowned museums and private collections to prevent his suffering from terrible nightmares he has as a result of subliminal messaging he received as a child. The film is promoted by Road Pictures in China. In North America, it’s distributed by Sony Pictures Classics. Read more on Mtime