‘Mulan’ Earnings Disappoint in First Weekend of China Box Office

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"Mulan" took in only $23.2 million by the end of its first weekend, according to industry watcher Maoyan.com (link in Chinese), far less than analysts expected. The results bring the film’s total international box office to $37.6 million, Disney said. Read More

Netflix to Bring Chinese Sci-Fi’s ‘Three-Body’ Trilogy to Life

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Many sci-fi fans in China say they’re looking forward to a top-notch production, but some doubt whether the American streaming giant can do the famously abstract books justice. Read More

War Film or Farce? Blockbuster Triggers Debate Over Historical Accuracy

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Although the film has received a strong score of 7.8 out of 10 on the Chinese review site Douban, it remains highly controversial among viewers. Read More

‘Harry Potter’ 3D Is China’s Highest Weekend Earner Since Theaters Reopened

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The movie’s $14 million weekend box office suggests theaters in China are starting to recover after being closed for nearly six months due to the coronavirus pandemic. Read More

Headlines from China: Director Guan Hu’s War Epic ‘The Eight Hundred’ Makes Successful Pre-screening

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The much-anticipated war-epic “The Eight Hundred”, set for wide release on August 21, is one of the first new films to hit theaters since Chinese cinemas returned to operation in late July. The film arranged hundreds of pre-screenings at cinemas around China in the past weekend. Read More

Delayed Chinese War Drama ‘The Eight Hundred’ Cleared for Release

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The long-awaited film is expected to generate sorely needed revenue for an industry hammered by the coronavirus pandemic. Read More

Shanghai Film Festival Rekindles Childhood Memories with Outdoor Screenings

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Movie lovers in Shanghai are reliving childhood memories by attending outdoor screenings free of charge this summer. The 23rd Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) which opened last weekend, is one of the largest in East Asia, and has shifted outdoors as the city hosts around 150 screenings in major commercial areas and community centers. Read More

FEFF Report: Debut director Ning Yuanyuan Talks About Making It on Her Own, and How ‘An Insignificant Affair’ Had Her Thinking of First Love

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The film follows a high school boy (Dong Bowen) and a girl (Ning) who get caught holding hands, a totally inoffensive act which gets judged as inappropriate by the society that surrounds them. Read More

Father Tells His Coming-Out Story in Daughter’s Documentary

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A family in eastern China and the gay bar they semi-secretly own are at the heart of “1001 Nights.” Read More