Headlines from China: Venice VR Selection ‘The Dream Collector’ Set for September 13 Release

Venice VR Selection ‘The Dream Collector’ Set for September 13 Release

Chinese VR animation ‘The Dream Collector’ is set to be released  on various online VR platforms worldwide on September 13, according to a recently released poster of the film. ‘The Dream Collector’ has been officially selected to compete in the Venice Film Festival’s VR section, which is the first time a major international film festival sets an award for VR films. Read more on Tencent Entertainment

Yangmi’s Jiaxing Media Sees Impressive Profit Jump for First Half of 2017 

Chinese actress Yangmi’s Jiaxing Media recently released the company’s financial report for the first half of 2017. According to this report, Jiaxing Media sees increases in both total revenue and net revenue during the reporting period. With impressive net profit of 85 million yuan, the company outperformed many A-share listed media companies in China. Read more on National Business Daily

Spanish Suspense Film ‘The Invisible Guest’ Set to Meet Chinese Audiences on September 15

Critically acclaimed Spanish suspense film ‘The Invisible Guest’ (‘Contratiempo’) has secured a China release date of September 15. The film is imported by China Film Group Corporation and distributed by China Film Co., Ltd. Directed by Oriol Paulo, ‘The Invisible Guest’ has been selected to screen at many international film festivals and received numerous positive reviews. Read more on 1905.com

‘Twenty Two’ Director’s New Documentary Focuses on Music Therapy for the Terminally-Ill

Telling stories about surviving World War II sex slaves, Chinese documentary ‘Twenty Two’ has raked in 165 million yuan in box office so far, and already became China’s highest grossing documentary. In a recent interview with Mtime, director of ‘Twenty Two’ Guo Ke reveals that he is about to start his next documentary project, which documents how music therapy can improve the quality of the last days of terminally-ill patients. Read more on Mtime

Chinese Director Lu Chuan Dubs Animation ‘Monster Island’

Adventure animation ‘Monster Island’ will open across China on September 9. Recently, a clip documenting voice actors dubbing the film was released. In this video clip, Chinese filmmaker Lu Chuan, who is known for his generally dark films portraying China’s social and historical issues, is dubbing the monster father in the animation. The filmmaker admits that this new task is quite a challenge for him. Read more on Mtime