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Bad Rabbit Pictures Looks to Elevate Chinese Art House Auteurs

Yao Chen and Cao Yu forged very different paths on their way to success in the Chinese film industry, but after 20 years of work each, they sat down for a chat about where their careers were headed, and they came to the same conclusion. “We’d reached a similar stage in life,” explains Yao. “We […]

China Film Pavilion in Cannes Showcases Hits, Opens Door to Potential Partners

Chinese cinema makes its in-person return to Cannes this year, buoyed by a bounce-back in post-COVID box office revenue, and talking up its efforts to engage with the global film community. Taking center stage is the China Film Pavilion, set up by the China Film Co-Production Corporation (CFCC), under the guidance of and with the […]

Cannes: China’s Animation Sector Is Drawing Up Plans to Conquer the Global Market

There were two bigger box office hits in China over the Lunar New Year, but the returns enjoyed by Boonie Bears: Guardian Code may, in hindsight, turn out to be the result that actually points to an emerging trend in Chinese cinema. The country’s animation industry is certainly hoping so. In collecting an estimated $136 […]

Filmart: Martial Arts Master Sammo Hung on Being “a Happy Dictator on Set”

You could argue that no one has done more for cinema in Asia, and more for global cinema from Asia, than Sammo Hung. There was proof of that on display at the Asian Film Awards on Sunday night (Hong Kong time) when the veteran filmmaker and martial arts master was handed a lifetime achievement award […]

Filmart: Jackie Chan Takes Center Stage for Launch of ‘New Police Story 2’

Jackie Chan made a rare public appearance in Hong Kong on Tuesday, taking center stage and amping up the star wattage at the Filmart market when he joined local heartthrob Nicholas Tse in front of a hall packed by hundreds as the pair helped local giant Emperor Motion Pictures (EMP) launch its 2023 slate. EMP […]

Filmart: China Film Pavilion Welcomes Visitors to “Tell the China Story”

The 2023 edition of the Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (Filmart) has re-established itself as the largest film trading market in the region, and the most influential, with organizers reporting that 700 exhibitors have taken residence inside the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition for the gathering that runs through Thursday. For the first […]

Filmart: CJ ENM Predicts Sci-Fi Series Pitting School Kids Against Alien Monsters Will Be “Biggest Show of 2023”

Hong Kong Filmart opened its 2023 edition Monday, looking to unearth the next big thing in Asian content, and South Korean entertainment giant CJ ENM believes it is on the money with Duty After School, a new series that pits high school students against invading monsters from outer space. “This is the biggest show of […]

Hong Kong Martial Arts Legend Sammo Hung Recalls Casting Michelle Yeoh in Her First Role

Veteran Hong Kong martial arts director Sammo Hung first saw Michelle Yeoh in early 1984 when she arrived for a screen test with hopes of landing her very first role, a bit part in the action comedy The Owl vs. Bombo. On Sunday night, Hung watched as Yeoh picked up an Oscar for her role […]

Oscars: Michelle Yeoh’s Historic Best Actress Win Celebrated by Hong Kong, Malaysia Film Industries

A world away from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday night, industry leaders from across the Asian movie business were keeping regular tabs on the 95th Academy Awards ceremony via their phones at Hong Kong Filmart, the Eastern Hemisphere’s largest film trade show, eagerly awaiting news of whether regional screen legend Michelle Yeoh […]

Hong Kong Filmart Opens Its Doors to a Post-Pandemic World

Hong Kong’s Filmart content market has for 27 years positioned itself as both the largest of its kind in Asia and the most influential, what with its hundreds of exhibitors from the far reaches of the region and its seminars which seek to chart the course of the industry’s future. But for three years — […]

China Eyes “Restart” of International Cooperation Post-Pandemic

The Chinese film industry is pointing to a rebound in box office receipts and attendance over the past 12 months as it arrives in Cannes not so much in person, but in the spirit of cinema’s gradual recovery from the global pandemic. The China Film Pavilion has been set up at the Marché du Film […]

Berlin Hidden Gem: ‘Death of Nintendo’ Depicts Coming-of-Age Tale From the Philippines

Director Raya Martin's 'Death of a Nintendo' mixes '90s nostalgia with plenty of earthy humor for a look at "the pain that one has to endure in order to become a man."