Headlines from China: ‘Manchester by the Sea’ Almost Didn’t Make it to China?

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Criticized for monopolizing the distribution and exhibition of 'Manchester by the Sea', a staff member from China's National Arthouse Film Alliance argues that the film might have not make it to China without the Alliance. Read More

Headlines from China: Jia Zhangke’s Pingyao International Film Festival Announces Advisory Committees

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Founded by Chinese director Jia Zhangke, the 1st Pingyao International Film Festival is scheduled to take place from October 19 to October 26, 2017 in Pingyao, China. Read More

Film Review: ‘Have a Nice Day’

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Here in America we’re lucky to be able to see this unvarnished look at a side of China so seldom revealed, the underbelly last on display on film in Jia Zhangke’s brilliant “A Touch of Sin,” a cinematic cousin to this animated gem. Read More

Headlines from China: Jia Zhangke to Shoot ‘Ash is Purest White’

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The official Weibo account of Jia Zhangke’s latest film 'Ash is Purest White' ('Jiang Hu Er Nv') reveals that the film has been officially launched and Jia is preparing for the shooting. Read More

At Cannes, Jia Zhangke Calls for Relaxation of Chinese Film Law

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China's leading auteur director Jia Zhangke has called on his fellow filmmakers to continue to push for changes to the country’s new film law to ensure independent films make it onto the international stage. Read More

TCB in RMB: LeSports Defaults, Jia Zhangke Skint, iQIYI Goes Hip-Hop

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LeSports, sports arm of China's internet conglomerate LeEco, canceled the broadcast of a Wednesday European Championship match between Spanish soccer giants Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid, increasing concerns over the floundering titan’s recent financial situation. Read More

Jia Zhangke Launches Pingyao ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ International Film Festival

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Speaking at a press conference at the China Film Directors Center in Beijing on Thursday, Jia Zhangke said his new "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" film festival represented a dream come true. Read More

Bérénice Reynaud on The Greatest Chinese Films

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Bérénice Reynaud is a pioneering explorer of Chinese film, someone who since the 1980s has led readers in the West to new discoveries and understanding about Chinese directors, their work and the system in which it is produced. Read More

Filmmaker Johnny Ma Wants You to Fall in Love With ’90s Chinese Cinema

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Editor’s note: This article originally appeared on the site of the Toronto International Film Festival, in conjunction with TIFF’s annual Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival. A Chinese “psychic” once told me… or, more specifically, it was my uncle, who used to run the Beijing department of the “People with Specials Powers” (as it was called Read More

Less Censorship Could Make Independent Film Productions Suffer

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A lack of early official approval may make investors less willing to participate in riskier projects. Read More