Headlines From China: China Eyes “Restart” of International Cooperation Post-Pandemic

China Eyes “Restart” of International Cooperation Post-Pandemic

The Chinese film industry is pointing to a rebound in box office receipts and attendance over the past 12 months as it arrives in Cannes not so much in person, but in the spirit of cinema’s gradual recovery from the global pandemic. The China Film Pavilion has been set up at the Marché du Film to spark “confidence in the development of the [Chinese] industry and restart international exchanges and cooperation in the field, including participating in the festivals.” Read more The Hollywood Reporter

Directors’ Fortnight Film Pulled Before Festival Was Chinese Animation

The “surprise film” due to screen in Directors’ Fortnight but was pulled at the last minute is Chinese director Liu Jian’s animation A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man. It would have been the only Chinese feature playing at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. But organisers announced last week the late entry would not be ready in time due to ongoing pandemic restrictions in Beijing. Read more Screen Daily