Headlines from China: 4K Restoration of ‘The Legend of 1900’  Lands China Release

4K Restoration of ‘The Legend of 1900’  Lands China Release

It was announced today that Italian film The Legend of 1900 will be released theatrically in China, although a release date has yet to be determined. There were rumors that the film will be released in November. Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore and starring Tim Roth, Bill Nunn and Mélanie Thierry, the classic drama film was released in Italy on October 28, 1998. In China, the restored film will be screened in 4K with a running time of 125 minutes. Read more on Mtime

Hong Kong Submits ‘The White Storm 2’ to Oscar’s International Feature Film Category

According to Hong Kong media’s reporting, the Federation of Motion Film Producers of Hong Kong has chosen The White Storm 2: Drug Lord as HK’s submission to the Academy for the Best International Feature Film category. Helmed by Herman Yau and starring Andy Lau and Louis Koo, the action film was released in mainland China on July 5, 2019, and grossed RMB1.2 billion (US$168.7 M) at the box office. The film was previously entered for the competition at the 56th Taipei Golden Horse Awards, but then was withdrawn after the China Film Bureau banned films and filmmakers from mainland China from participating in this year’s Golden Horse Awards. Read more on guancha.cn