Headlines From China: ‘Chinese Doctors’ Resuscitates Sluggish Weekend

‘Chinese Doctors’ Resuscitates Sluggish Weekend

“Chinese Doctors” gave a shot in the arm to a sluggish weekend at the Chinese box office, coming in first with sales of $44.4 million, according to Maoyan data. The Wuhan-set pandemic film from Bona Film is the most commercial of a slew of blockbusters intended to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Communist Party, and has grossed $138 million so far. July is a key movie-going month in China, but this year, box office figures have been slowing since June. The total national box office this weekend was $74.8 million, less than the $104 million gross of the comparable July weekend in 2019. Read more Variety

Hong Kong Director Tang Yi Wins Award for Best Short Film at Cannes

Hong Kong’s “All the Crows in the World” soared triumphantly and swooped on the award for best short film at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival at the weekend. Collecting her prize in the French city, director Tang Yi spelled out her wish following the success of her 14-minute film. “I hope this is not the peak of my filmmaking career and I hope I will come back sometime soon,” the Chinese University accounting graduate said on Saturday evening. Read more South China Morning Post