Shanghai Film Festival Abruptly Pulls Opening Film ‘The Eight Hundred’

The Shanghai Film Festival has abruptly yanked its opening movie, the big-budget patriotic war drama “The Eight Hundred,” on the eve of the fest’s kickoff, Variety has confirmed. The cancellation of the Saturday premiere was made for unspecified …

The Shanghai Film Festival has abruptly yanked its opening movie, the big-budget patriotic war drama “The Eight Hundred,” on the eve of the fest’s kickoff, Variety has confirmed. The cancellation of the Saturday premiere was made for unspecified “technical reasons,” which is often a euphemism for censorship problems, though a source close to the project […]