China

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...

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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...

Michael Douglas in a scene from "Animal World"
Serge RakhlinJuly 16, 2018

There were times when Chinese actors considered participation in Hollywood films a top achievement in their careers. Some of them like Jackie Chan...

A scene from The Great Wall
Ting Ting XuFebruary 15, 2017

Set to be the largest US-China co-production ever, The Great Wall will open this Friday, February 17 in the US. Directed by the renowned Fifth...

A scene from "Song of the Phoenix", China
Ting Ting XuDecember 29, 2016

Song of the Phoenix is the late Chinese filmmaker Wu Tianming's last directorial work. The film revolves around an elderly Suona performer who...

A scene from I Am Not Madame Boavy, directed by Xiaogang Feng
Ting Ting XuNovember 6, 2016

I Am Not Madame Bovary, directed by critically acclaimed filmmaker Feng Xiaogang and starring Fan Bingbing, is a rare satire of China’s...