Headlines from China: Oscar: China Submits ‘Ne Zha’ as Entry For Best International Feature Film

Oscar: China Submits ‘Ne Zha’ as Entry For Best International Feature Film

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on October 7 that 93 films from different countries and regions will compete for Best International Feature Film of the 92nd Academy Awards. China submitted Yang Yu-directed animated film ‘Ne Zha’ for the category. So far, the film has grossed RMB4.9 billion at the Chinese box office. Along with two other Chinese-language films, Hong Kong’s The White Storm 2 and Taiwan’s Dear Ex, Ne Zha will compete with South Korea’s Parasite, Spain’s Pain and Glory, Japan’s Weathering with You, UK’s The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, Norway’s Out Stealing Horses, and other films. The award ceremony will be held on February 9, 2020 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Read more on Xinhua

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Bardo, Netflix’s first Chinese-language original series, has been set to release online on October 31. An official trailer was released recently. The series follows an inmate who escapes from jail to save his beloved one and found himself in a larger conspiracy. The series is directed by Yin-jung Chen, who previously helmed Taiwanese film Formula 17. Alyssa Chia, the leading actress in Bardo, just won Taiwan’s Golden Bell Award for Best Leading Actress in a Television Series for her role in The World Between Us. Other cast members of the series include Hsiao-chuan Chang, Mavis Fan, and Edison Wang. Read more on Mtime