DAILY BRIEF

Aug 7, 2020

NEWS YOU SHOULDN’T MISS

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    Disney’s ‘Mulan’ Gamble: How Much Can It Make By Skipping Theaters?

    Despite Chapek’s protestations, however, what’s happened with “Mulan” has the potential to be transformative for the industry, something film historians look back at as a pivotal moment in how the COVID-19 pandemic forever altered the theatrical landscape. Or not. The impact of this decision all depends, really, on how much “Mulan” can make on VOD. Variety

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    Opera Film 'The Dawns Here Are Quiet' Returns to China

    The Chinese-produced opera film "The Dawns Here Are Quiet" will be shown at the National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA) on Aug. 15. Based on renowned Russian writer Boris Vasilyev's novel of the same title, the 4K-resolution production is adapted from a namesake opera produced by the NCPA. China.org

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    India's Anti-China Movies May Trigger Extreme Nationalism

    Chinese observers and netizens are concerned Indian films are stirring up heated nationalism and anti-China sentiment with false and exaggerated plot not respecting the facts, after Indian actor-producer Ajay Devgn recently announced he will soon start casting for a movie about the border clash between China and India in the Galwan Valley. Global Times

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    Documentary Explores the Hidden Side of Office Life

    The second season of the documentary series Boss Doesn't Know Me, which the streaming giant Tencent Video began airing on June 24, has caught attention online, striking a chord with a lot of young office workers. The eight-season production has garnered over 120 million reviews online, and related topics have been read more than 600 million times on Sina Weibo. China Daily

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    Open-air Film Screening Lights Up Plateau Night

    For over a week, cool summer nights in the plateau city of Xining had been illuminated by a large screen. The extravagant outdoor installation was part of the 14th FIRST International Film Festival that attracted many filmmakers and enthusiastic moviegoers. The festival, which lasted from July 26 to Aug. 3 in Xining, capital of northwest China's Qinghai Province, is aimed at helping young filmmakers promote their work. China.org