Headlines from China: Lou Ye’s New Film Starring Gong Li Enters Venice Film Festival

Lou Ye’s New Film Starring Gong Li Enters Venice Film Festival

On July 25, the Venice International Film Festival unveiled the lineup for its 76 edition. Saturday Fiction, a Chinese drama movie directed by Lou Ye and starring Gong Li, has been selected into the main competition section. Along with Saturday Fiction, the animated film No. 7 Cherry Lane, directed by Hong Kong director Yonfan, will also compete for the top prize of the festival. No. 7 Cherry Lane also marks the first-ever Chinese-language animated film that enters in Venice’s competition. In addition, Balloon, the latest film from Tibetan director Pema Tseden, has been selected in the Horizons section. Read more on Business Times

Warner Music Group and China’s Perfect Youth OST Form Strategic Parnership

Warner Music Group just officially formed a strategic partnership with Chinese firm Perfect Youth OST. The two companies will share talent resources and work with various production companies to produce film and TV scores. Several top Chinese music producers, musicians, and filmmakers attended the partnership launch ceremony. In addition, executives from top production firms, such as Bona Film Group and iQiyi attended the event to show support. Read more on Mtime

Pearl Studio’s ‘Abominable’ Enters TIFF

Recently, the Toronto International Film Festival announced the lineup of its Gala Presentations section. Abominable, an animated comedy adventure film by Pearl Studio, is selected to screen in this section, which will also be the film’s world premiere. Set in contemporary China, the film follows the adventurous journey of three Chinese youngsters and a magical Himalayan snowman. The film is written and directed by Jill Culton who previously worked on films like Toy Story, Monsters Inc. and Open Season. Read more on Mtime