Film Review: ‘The Foreigner’

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A brisk, clever vigilante adventure, The Foreigner is an above-average Jackie Chan movie that skirts around some awkward politics. With a strong cast and steady direction, it gives Chan the chance to show a persuasive dramatic side. Read More

New York is Jam-packed with Great Chinese Films This Month, Here’s What to See

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Call yourselves lucky, New Yorkers. So much to see this month: “New Noir: Chinese Crime Films;” Jackie Chan’s 1995 revival; Christopher Doyle’s homage to Hong Kong; Feng Xiaogang’s ‘Youth;’Wang Nanfu’s ‘I am Another You;’ and more…. Read More

Courtyard Cinema Sets Scenes for Beijing’s Blind Moviegoers

 /  People  / 
How does a blind person “watch” a movie? Wang Weili, the founder of an “alternative cinema” in Beijing, has perfected a way that enables thousands of blind moviegoers in China to enjoy classics including Terminator and Jurassic Park. Read More

Video-Streaming Site Bilibili Surprises Viewers by Taking Almost All Foreign Films Offline

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Bilibili, one of the most popular Chinese video-sharing sites, has taken a large number of TV shows and movies offline since Wednesday, to the dismay of its millions of young users. Read More

China’s Online Multimedia Sector Bans Portrayal of Homosexuality

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China’s industry body for online broadcasting passed a set of guidelines banning the depiction of vulgar and unpatriotic content on Friday. Read More

The CFI Guide to Film Production in China

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Welcome to the 10-part series of practical tips that will make up the China Film Insider (CFI) Guide to 10 Things to Know about Working in Film in China. Read More

China Film Bureau: More Competition from Foreign Films Coming in 2018

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China Film Bureau chief Zhang Hongsen has warned the country's film business to prepare for competition from more foreign films entering the market in 2018. Read More

Seven Trends Shaping The Chinese Film Industry

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Revenue generated by China’s film industry will reach RMB 200 billion (US$30 billion) by 2020, with both box office revenue and number of movie-goers surpassing that of North America, says a new report by professional services firm Deloitte. Read More

Will Netflix Ever Go to China?

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Netflix has not entered the Chinese market, and unless it changes its business strategy or China changes its approach to regulating content and Internet streaming, it probably will not be doing so soon. Read More

CFI Q&A With Jan Heinze, COO of Global Special Effects Firm Pixomondo

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The native German talked with CFI about the effect vast amounts of new money is having on the Chinese film and visual effects industries and the prospects for more science fiction films. Read More