Chinese Film Added to Cannes Competition after Conspicuous Absence

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Cannes Film Festival organizers announced the addition of the Li Ruijun’s (李睿珺) film to the prestigious event’s competition line-up on Thursday, reversing what had appeared to be a snub of Chinese film for the second year running. Read More

Director Feng Xiaogang Comments on Cannes, San Sebastian, and ‘Fang Hua’

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One of China's most popular directors, Feng Xiaogang spoke about Cannes, "Madame Bovary," and his new film "Fang Hua." Read More

CFI’s Sky Kings and Heavenly Queens: Fan Bingbing/范冰冰

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Over the past decade, Fan Bingbing has developed a shrewd eye for material, appearing in some three or four films per year, balancing artistic and commercial interests to maintain both bank balance and critical credibility. Read More

Asian Brilliant Stars Awards Chinese Films in First-Ever Edition

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Aimed at showcasing behind-the-scenes Asian talent and fostering Asian-European film cooperation, this first edition of the Asian Brilliant Stars awards were decidedly Sinocentric, owing both to the dominant position of China's film industry in the region and the Chinese government's continual "soft power" efforts to export its film products whilst touting cultural exchange. Read More

Judge Not Laughing, Calls ‘Madame Bovary’ ‘a Shallow Insult’

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A Chinese judge apparently thought "I Am Not Madame Bovary" was nothing to laugh at, calling its plot an insult to her profession. Read More

China Box Office: ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Finds a Home at Number One

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"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" enchanted Chinese audiences over the weekend as the Harry Potter spinoff debuted to an impressive RMB 284 million (US$41.2 million). Read More

Feng Xiaogang Wins Best Director for ‘Bovary’ at Golden Horse Awards

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Big stars and blockbusters were not welcome at the 2016 Golden Horse Awards. Read More

Explainer: Why Feng Xiaogang’s ‘Madame Bovary’ Isn’t Madame Bovary

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Moviegoers in China and overseas may miss the reference in Feng Xiaogang's new film "I Am Not Madame Bovary," in part because the director is not invoking Gustave Flaubert's titular character, but a rather different leading lady of Chinese literature. Read More

China Box Office: ‘Madame Bovary’ Wins Social Media Sparring

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A public spat between director Feng Xiaogang and Dalian Wanda Group boss Wang Jianlin didn't seem to have a negative impact on Feng's film's performance. Read More

A Good Week For Experimental Cinema With ‘Madame Bovary’ and ‘Billy Lynn’

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Among all the paint-by-numbers popcorn movies in Chinese cinemas this month, there are a couple of stand-out arthouse films by ethnically Chinese directors which are pushing the creative envelope in interesting ways. Read More