Headlines from China: Debate Arises as China Selects ‘Wolf Warrior 2’ to Compete for the Academy Award

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As the Academy revealed this year’s submitted films for the Best Foreign Language Film Award, Chinese audiences have been heatedly discussing if ‘Wolf Warriors 2’ is the right movie to represent China. Read More

‘Lion’ Set for June 23 China Release

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The Weinstein Company’s "Lion" has scored a Friday, June 23, release date in China — seven months after its North American debut. Read More

‘Moonlight’ to Screen at Beijing International Film Festival, Maybe More

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Even if it doesn’t secure a wide release, "Moonlight" will be coming to the Beijing International Film Festival in April, according to A24. Read More

Chinese Documentary ‘Hooligan Sparrow’ Makes Oscar Shortlist

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The 84-minute documentary recorded the protests against child sexual abuse at a primary school in China’s southern island province of Hainan. Read More

Jackie Chan Receives Lifetime Achievement Oscar

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Jackie Chan received a Lifetime Achievement Oscar from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, making him the first Chinese actor to receive the award. Read More

‘Journey to the West’ — A Chinese Epic for Western Eyes

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Will Western audiences fail to engage with a story that celebrates Confucian, Buddhist, and Daoist values? Or instead, could it be that “Journey to the West” is based on the same underlying narrative as the typical Hollywood blockbuster? Read More

CFI Interview: Huo Jianqi, Director of ‘Xuan Zang,’ China’s Foreign Language Oscar Nominee

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China announced that it has chosen "Xuan Zang" as its selection for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. China Film Insider China correspondent Fergus Ryan interviewed director Huo Jianqi about the film in May, which we present here again.Read More

Exposing Sexual Abuse in China: Q&A with ‘Hooligan Sparrow’ Director Nanfu Wang

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Nanfu Wang hoped that a woman called Ye Haiyan, who had offered free sex on the Internet to draw attention to the plight of poor women selling their bodies to support their children, would lead her to the prostitutes she wanted to interview. Read More

Finding Freedom in China on Film: A Q&A with Jia Zhangke

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Like all of Jia’s films, "Mountains May Depart" contains strong social commentary. The film, which stars Jia’s wife, Zhao Tao, explores freedom: how one conceives of it, what one does to get it, and how others try to limit it. Read More