Headlines from China: Tibetan Director Pema Tseden’s ‘Jinpa’ Awarded at Venice Film Festival

Tibetan Director Pema Tseden’s ‘Jinpa’ Awarded at Venice Film Festival

The award ceremony of the 75th Venice Film Festival took place on September 8. Drama film Jinpa, which is directed by Tibetan director Pema Tseden and executive produced by Wong Kar-wai, won Best Screenplay in the “Horizons” section. This marks Pema Tseden’s first award from the “Big Three (Cannes, Berlin and Venice).” The film is produced by Jet Tone Films, which is the film production company co-created by Wong Kar-wai and Jeff Lau. After Venice, Jinpa will be screened at the Toronto International Film Festival. A theatrical release in Mainland China is also on the horizon. Read more on cinematik

‘The Spy Who Dumped Me’ Set for October 19 China Release

American action comedy film The Spy Who Dumped Me has been set to release in China on October 19. The film is written and directed by Mila Kunis who also plays a leading role in the film. In addition to Kunis, the film also stars Kate McKinnon and Sam Heughan. The film follows two best friends who are chased through Europe by assassins after one of their ex-boyfriends turns out to be a CIA agent. In a promotional video dedicated to the China market, Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon talk about the theme of the film and mention that Dwayne Johnson also likes their movie. Read more on Mtime 

Fosun Chairman Guo Guangchang Is Proud of Studio 8’s ‘Alpha’

On September 7, the China premiere of Studio 8’s adventure film Alpha took place in Beijing. In addition to Studio 8 CEO Jeff Robinov, Fosun Chairman Guo Guangchang, Sohu CEO Zhang Chaoyang (Charles Zhang), Wanda Film President Zeng Maojun and several other top executives also attended the event to support the film. As of 11pm September 9 (Beijing Time), Alpha has earned 53.17 million yuan ($7.77 million) in China. Robinov felt optimistic about the film’s China box office. Guo Guangchan, Chairman of Studio 8’s largest shareholder Fosun Group, also expressed his appreciation of the film and said that the film deserved to be called an epic. According to Robinov, Studio 8 has added co-producing films with China to its company agenda. Several scripts are being developed as part of the planning for future co-productions. Read more on National Business Daily