Lunar New Year is a traditional Spring festival in China, and also a prime time for movie-watching. People often spend this national holiday at the cinema with their families. While the pandemic is still ongoing in China, the excitement surrounding this year’s Chinese New Year film season has been higher than ever. Over the week-long… Read more »
China’s film industry is undergoing a recent transformation to a more multicultural “Hollywood” model under the inevitable trend of globalization. In response to the growing demand for cultural diversity, more Chinese students are choosing to study film overseas to become film professionals familiar with both cultures. We invited two international students from China to share… Read more »
Xinyan Fu reviews “The Six,” a documentary following the mystery of six Chinese survivors of the Titanic, directed by James Cameron.
Xinyan Fu dives into the Chinese horror movie history and the ideology behind the censorship that targets horror movies.
The 2021 Chinese New Year film market opened on February 11 and the total box office reached RMB 78.22 billion, which was almost $12.1 billion dollars in just six days during this holiday season. Breaking the previous year’s record, totals increased more than 32%, compared to 2019. Seven domestic films debuted during the holiday season… Read more »
As China gains control over the Coronavirus and some aspects of life return to normal, the country celebrated a rare double-holiday when the traditional Mid-Autumn Festival, which is set based on the lunar calendar, coincided with this year’s National Day on Oct. 1. This elongated the national holiday known as Golden Week and it was… Read more »
Gen Carmel provides first-hand accounts from a filmmaker and programmer who tried to attend the 11th Beijing Independent Film Festival, including a confrontational video between festivalgoers and plain clothes police, as well as the entire festival program.