Headlines from China: ‘Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains’ Enters Cannes Film Festival 

‘Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains’ Enters Cannes Film Festival 

Directed by Gu Xiaogang, Chinese film Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains (“春江水暖”) will be the closing film for International Critics’ Week at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival. The section welcomes first or second features and boasts a number of debuts which will be eligible for the Camera d’Or in 2019. Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains is Gu’s directorial debut. The film tells a story of four brothers who take care of their mother after her stroke and face tests of life. This year, the Cannes Film Festival will open on May 14. Read more on Mtime

Ning Hao to Chair The Jury for Asian New Talent Award at Shanghai International Film Festival

Shanghai International Film Festival today announced the jury president for Asian New Talent Award of its 22nd edition, which will take place from June 15 to June 24. Aside from the Golden Goblet Awards, SIFF presents Asian New Talent Award to discover new talented filmmakers from Asia and showcase their works to industry. In 2005, Ning Hao received a best director nomination at Asian New Talent Award for his film Mongolian Ping Pong. Previously, acclaimed filmmaker Jia Zhangke, Shunji Iwai, Derek Yee, Lu Chuan, Wang Xiaoshuai, and Nansun Shi were appointed jury for the Award in past editions. Read more on 1905.com

Starring Wu Jing and Zhang Ziyi, ‘Climbers’ Scores National Day Release

Based on true historical events of Chinese Everest expeditions, Chinese adventure movie Climbers has been scheduled for release on September 30, aiming to be a next box office hit during the National Day holiday week. The news was announced today on the Everest base camps, where the film just completed the final shot. Executive-produced by Tsui Hark, the film is directed by Daniel Lee and stars Wu Jing, Zhang Ziyi, Zhang Yi, Hu Ge and Jing Boran. Read more on National Business Daily