Headlines From China: Film Executives Review China’s Film Industry in 2021

Film Executives Review China’s Film Industry in 2021

Four top film executives looked back on the triumphs and hardships faced by the Chinese film industry in 2021 at a summit on Wednesday during the 16th Changchun Film Festival (CCFF). Alibaba’s Li said the yearly box office total had reached far beyond their early projections, with the Alibaba-owned Lighthouse, a box office tracker and big data platform, predicting a total of only 40 billion yuan early this year. Read more China.org.cn

Tony Leung Chiu-Wai Chinese-Propaganda Blockbuster Eyes 2022 Release

Tony Leung Chiu-wai will follow up his turn as the controversial patriarch Wenwu in “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” with a lead role in Bona Film Group’s next patriotic juggernaut: the World War II-era spy thriller “Anonymous,” which just wrapped shooting this week. The production released stylized black-and-white photos of Leung skulking through set in a dapper suit reminiscent of his iconic appearance in Wong Kar-wai’s “In the Mood for Love.” Read more Variety