Film Review: Legend of the Mountain

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Scholar encounters the supernatural while copying sacred texts. Newly restored version of an influential King Hu adventure. Read More

How Cinematic Heroes Reflect a New, Assertive China

 /  Chinasplaining  / 
Both consciously and unconsciously, popular art, film, and literature have started to express this return to great-nation status and depict China as an ultramodern entity. Read More

China’s Ethnic Minority Language Film

 /  Chinasplaining  / 
Ethnic voices and soundscapes summons Chinese society into a position of listening and figuring out their meaning. Such voices may not be easily comprehended by the Han majority, but they cannot be ignored. Read More

Most Read Stories of 2017 on China Film Insider

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As the new year approaches, take a look back with us at the most read stories of 2017 on China Film Insider. Read More

Headlines from China: What Disney’s Chinese Partner Has to Say about ‘The Dreaming Man’

 /  China Film Insiders  / 
Disney's first Chinese-language rom-com 'The Dreaming Man' has bombed at box office in China despite its powerful producers and A-list cast. Read More

Headlines from China: New Year Films Ready for Fierce Competition

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The releases of “Youth” and “The Thousand Faces of Dunjia” signal the premiering of more holiday movies to come during the 2018 New Year season. 21 holiday movies are to be released during a 19-day period, including “Namiya,” “Operation Red Sea,” and “The Liquidator.” Read More

Headlines from China: China to Reward Cinemas for Showing More Local Films

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It was announced by China's film bureau on the Dec. 13 that movie theaters that generate over 55% of ticket sales from domestic films will be eligible for the rewards. Read More

China’s Film Industry: Blocked by its Own Great Wall

 /  Opinion  / 
Stanley Rosen commented that “Hollywood has what China lacks: Storytelling ability, marketing, and distribution”. Leung Wing-Fai considers the recent developments in the Chinese film industry to assess its purported deficiencies.  Read More

Behind The Guggenheim’s “Turn it on: China on Film”: An Interview with Wang Fen and Ai Weiwei

 /  People  / 
If what you learned about China through newspapers confuses you, how about relearning it through art and cinema? Read More

China’s Venture Capitalists Are Going Gaga Over This Tibetan Pilgrimage Film

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A film about the 1,200-mile journey from Tibet to the sacred Mt. Kailash has found a cult following among China’s venture capitalists and startup founders. Read More