‘Baby Driver’ Passes Chinese Censorship

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Sony Picture’s "Baby Driver," the jukebox musical-action-crime-comedy film written and directed by Edgar Wright, has been approved to show in Chinese cinemas, according to sources familiar with the matter, but a release date is yet to be announced. Read More

Beijing’s Film Festival Must Put Movies Before Money

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The Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF) came to a close on April 23 after the usual scramble for tickets, a week’s worth of film previews and social mixers, and screenings thronging with movie buffs. Read More

Director Chen Kaige: Cannes China Snub ‘Not The End Of The World’

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Chen Kaige, the only Chinese director to win the Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or, dismissed the snubbing of Chinese cinema by the European festival this year as “not the end of the world” on Monday. Read More

China Box Office: ‘Furious 8’ Paves New Roads

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In three days of release, The Fate of the Furious became the highest-grossing Hollywood film of 2017, toppling several all-time box office records, and cementing the series’ unrivaled popularity in China. Read More

On Screen China: ‘Fate of the Furious’ Set To Peel Out

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For North American observers struggling to comprehend the success of 'The Fast and the Furious' franchise in the world’s second largest film market, the best comparison might be 'Star Wars.' Not just from a box office perspective, but also in terms of nostalgia: China’s younger (male) moviegoers have grown up with the series and the stars, and to a large extent they consider 'The Fast and the Furious' theirs. Read More

More Hollywood Movies Destined for China Cinemas ‘Likely’: Report

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Just as China has been using restrictions on South Korean entertainment imports as a stick to express its displeasure over that country's preparations to deploy an American defensive missile system, permitting more Hollywood films to be imported on a revenue-sharing basis would be an easily-deployed carrot to offer the United States, as the two sides seek to improve commercial ties after their presidents met in the US last week. Read More

Beijing International Film Festival Announces Competition Films, Jury Members

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Joining actor Jean Reno (The Crimson Rivers), director Rob Minkoff (The Lion King), and jury head Bille August (Pelle the Conqueror) are Chinese actress Jiang Wenli (Farewell My Concubine), Romanian director Radu Jude (Scarred Hearts), Hong Kong director (The Illegal Immigrant), and producer Paolo del Brocco (Fire at Sea). Read More

Korean Movies Face Beijing International Film Festival Ban: Report

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Hollywood should take note that the current freeze on Korean films, television, and popular music could similarly be employed against American entertainment if a trade war or other dispute between China and the US emerged. Read More

Danish filmmaker Bille August to Chair Beijing Film Festival Competition Jury

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The Oscar-winning director has forged close ties with the Chinese film industry in recent years, opening a studio in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, and serving as a “culture consultant” for the city. Read More