Headlines from China: ‘Angels Wear White’ to Compete for Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival

‘Angels Wear White,’ director Vivian Qu & cinematographer Benoît Dervaux

Chinese Film ‘Angels Wear White’ to Compete for Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival
The 74th Venice Film Festival announced its full lineup on July 27. Chinese film ‘Angels Wear White’ has been selected to compete for the Golden Lion Award, the highest prize offered by the festival. ‘Angels Wear White’ is directed by Vivian Qu whose work ‘Black Coal, Thin Ice’ won Golden Bear Award at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2014. In addition, several Chinese language movies, including Tsai Ming-liang’s ‘The Deserted’, are selected to compete in the Virtual Reality section at the festival. Mtime. 

Bona Film Group’s New Formula for Box Office Success
Main melody (aka propaganda) film ‘Founding of an Army’ has been receiving criticism for casting as many ‘little fresh meat’ (a slang term in Chinese for handsome young man) as they seemingly could to play in such a serious movie. However, the film has been extremely successful in the box office since it opened in theaters on July 27. Dong Yu, the CEO of Bona Film Group, the company that produced the film, said that the film’s director, Andrew Lau, intentionally cast these types of actors in order to create contrast and help the film reach a broader audience through actors who are popular with younger generations. The company has discovered that the combination of a Hong Kong director, ‘little fresh meat’ actors, and the main melody film framework is a new formula for box office success in China. yiqipaidianying.

China Ticket Firms Miao Yan and Weipiao to Finalize Merger Deal
Chinese online ticketing platforms Miao Yan and Weipiao are in talks to finalize a merger deal, which has been verified by various industry sources. The merger is orchestrated by Tencent, a major shareholder of both companies and comes on the heels of the announcement that Alibaba will increase its stake in online ticketer Tao Piao Piao. While the original plan was to have the two companies equally split shares, it’s more likely that Miao Yan will acquire Weipiao at the end, according to sources familiar with the matter. Currently, Miao Yan, Weipiao, and Alibaba’s Tao Piao Piao are the top 3 ticket firms in China. Once the merger between Miao Yan and Wei Piao is completed, Alibaba and Tencent are to compete in China’s online ticketing sector. yiyuguancha.

Chinese Animation ‘Da Hu Fa’ to Launch the Production of a Sequel
Self-applied PG-13 animation film ‘Dahufa’ grossed over 80 million yuan in total as of now. As the film’s budget is low, this result has spurred the film’s production team to start producing a sequel. The film’s director Yang Zhigang recently revealed that the sequel would be very different in many aspects, including characters, storyline, and overall message. Mtime.

Huayi Brothers Sold Stock in Ourpalm Games
Huayi Brothers, one of China’s largest film groups, recently announced that the company had sold 0.98 percent stake of Ourpalm, a Beijing-based game developer and distributor. After this transaction, Huayi Brothers will have a remaining stake of 0.42 percent of Ourpalm. Huayi Brothers bought a 22-percent stake in Ourpalm in 2010 as part of the company’s strategic plan to conquer the gaming industry in China. Unfortunately, Ourpalm has been performing poorly this past year. Ent Group.