Beijing Festival Unveils ‘Max Max,’ ‘Bourne,’ Kurosawa Screening Series

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The upcoming Beijing International Film Festival will give space to high profile Hollywood franchise movies with screenings of all films in both the “Mad Max” and “Bourne Identity” series. Classic Hollywood fare will also feature prominently in a line-…

‘Scary Mother’ Named Top Film at Beijing Festival

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“Scary Mother,” a Georgian-Estonian drama about a woman who chooses to follow her passion for writing, putting it ahead of her family, was named as the best picture at the Beijing International Film Festival. The film’s lead performer Nato Murvanidze w…

Animation is Role Model for Chinese Co-Production, Beijing Festival is Told

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Animation is tipped by leading executives as the most fertile sector for cross-border cooperation between China and overseas film industries. International co-production is a perennial discussion at every film festival in China or any market espousing a significant China connection. The Beijing International Film Festival, which kicked off on Sunday night, made co-production the theme […]

Beijing Festival Sends out Mixed Messages

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The eighth edition of the Beijing International Film Festival gets under way Sunday night. A spectacular ceremony, some 25 miles away from downtown Beijing will kick off a week of cinema-related celebrations that look little like any other major film festival. That the opening ceremony is not followed by a film screening is one indicator. […]

Beijing Film Festival Pulls ‘Call Me By Your Name’ From Lineup

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Luca Guadagnino’s Oscar-winning romance Call Me By Your Name has been yanked from the Beijing International Film Festival’s lineup, a source close to the movie confirmed to Deadline. No official reason has been given for the move. However, it comes amid a shift in oversight of China’s film industry to the Propaganda Department of the Communist Party’s Central Committee — and as increased control is expected to be exercised over content. Citing an unidentified source…

‘Deadpool’ to get China Premiere at Beijing Festival

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“Deadpool,” the superhero film that China previously blocked, is to get its premiere in the Middle Kingdom next month at the Beijing International Film Festival. The 2018 edition of the festival runs April 15-22. To the disappointment of Chinese fans, who were already aware of the Fox film, the 2016 movie was not given import […]