China

A scene from Swimming Out Till The Sea Turns Blue , 2020
Ting Ting XuSeptember 16, 2020

The beginning of the 20th century marks a time in which China gave birth to her First Generation of filmmakers. Most of the first generation were...

Scene from "Balloon" (2019)
Ting Ting XuAugust 19, 2020

The HFPA’s Ting Ting Xu examines Asian film trends through standout films and the authors behind them.In the history of Chinese cinema, there have...

A scene from "Better Days", 2019
Ting Ting XuAugust 11, 2020

The HFPA’s Ting Ting Xu examines Asian film trends through standout films and the authors behind them. Though it took Hong Kong director Derek...

Advert for a Chinese movie, Beijing 2020
Serge RakhlinApril 6, 2020

The first glimmers of hope for recovery in the world entertainment industry have been spotted. China, the first nation in the world to stop all...

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A scene from "Ne Zha", 2019
Serge RakhlinOctober 11, 2019

China is expected to surpass the USA as the world’s biggest film market. The success of the locally produced animated feature Ne Zha, with a...

"Star Wars" movies in China
Serge RakhlinAugust 20, 2019

The trade war is going on, but China might let foreign film distributors enter the Chinese market. And considering the population size in China,...

A poster for Spider-Man Far From Home, in China
Meher TatnaAugust 19, 2019

For four months last year Fan Bingbing, the most famous actress in China, disappeared, alarming her fans and causing all kinds of conspiracy...

Hollywood films in China
Meher TatnaAugust 12, 2019

One in an occasional series exploring the state of Hollywood films in global markets.When high hopes for the box office for Pacific Rim were...

Movie theater marquis in China
Serge RakhlinJuly 17, 2019

Hollywood got used to relying on the Chinese box office. Even when the trade war between the US and China started, Hollywood had some advantages...

Scenes from "The Wandering Earth", 2019
Serge RakhlinMay 21, 2019

We are witnessing another attempt by China to beat the United States at its other best game – science-fiction movies. One of the most successful...