Headlines from China: Which Oscar Nominated Films are Getting Released in China?

Which Oscar Nominated Films are Getting Released in China?

This week, three Oscar-nominated films were set for theatrical release in China. Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit will get a limited release on February 12 under the banner of China’s National Alliance of Arthouse Cinemas. Greta Gerwig’s drama film Little Women will hit the Chinese theaters on February 14. Starring Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Meryl Streep, and “Sweet Tea” Timothy Chalamet, the star-studded movie has received quite a bit of attention among Chinese cinephiles. Both films are imported into China under the revenue-sharing agreement. Netflix original film Marriage Story, directed by Noah Baumbach, will open in China on February 28. Currently, it has a score of 8.7/10 on Chinese film review site Douban. In addition, Alibaba-backed 1917 and Tencent Picture-backed A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood may also get theatrical releases in China after the Academy Awards ceremony on February 9, although their release dates have yet to be announced. The winner of Gloden Globe best motion picture – drama, DreamWork-produced 1917 has been regarded as a potential box office champion in China among these “Oscar films.” Green Book, also produced by DreamWork, became a unexpected box office success when it was released in March 2019. Read more on yiqipaidianying

Jia Zhangke’s ‘Swimming Out Till The Sea Turns Blue’ to Premiere at Berlinale

Chinese auteur Jia Zhangke’s latest documentary, Swimming Out Till The Sea Turns Blue, has entered the special screenings section at the 70th edition of the Berlin International Film Festival, according to the lineup announced today by the festival committee. It is also the first time that Jia Zhangke returns to Berlin to premiere his work after 19 years. Swimming Out Till The Sea Turns Blue explores the 70 years of inner journeys of the Chinese people by following three Chinese novelists (Jia Pingwa, Yu Hua, and Liang Hong) born between 1950 and 1970. The Berlin International Film Festival 2020 will run from February 20 to March 1. Read more on Mtime