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China Unveils Golden Rooster Awards Nominees, to Surprising Jibes

China has released the list of nominees for its upcoming Golden Rooster Awards, a set of government-approved film industry prizes that it wants to be seen as rivaling…

Sergei Loznitsa Discusses IDFA Winner ‘Mr. Landsbergis’ and the Liberation of Lithuania

Detailing Lithuania’s attempts to break away from the Soviet Union, from protests in 1989 to Vilnius’ Bloody Sunday in 1991, when Soviet troops attempted to stage a coup,…

‘Battle at Lake Changjin’ Breaks China’s All-Time Box Office Record

“The Battle at Lake Changjin” has become the highest grossing film of all time in China, after nearly two months of release. Co-directed by a trio of major…

China Box Office Wavers Amid Politics, a Pandemic and a Freeze on Hollywood Movies

Just after China’s long National Day holiday on Oct. 10, Chinese social media was plastered in red-and-gold memes and posts celebrating the annual box office to date hitting…

‘Battle at Lake Changjin’ Sets U.K., Ireland Releases (EXCLUSIVE)

Trinity Cine Asia has acquired “The Battle at Lake Changjin” from Taipei-based sales firm Distribution Workshop and is set to release the war epic in the U.K. and…

Oscar International Race Packed With Powerhouse Contenders From Over 90 Countries

These are the submissions for the international film Oscar by country. The deadline for entries was Nov. 1. A shortlist of 15 films will be announced Dec. 21…

‘A Fantastic Woman’ Editor Soledad Salfate Boards ‘Matryoshka,’ a Double Sanfic Winner (EXCLUSIVE)

Chile’s ‘A Fantastic Woman’ editor Soledad Salfate has boarded Costa Rican-Mexican title “Matryoshka” by Maricarmen Merino, which snagged two key awards at the Santiago Documentary Lab of Chile’s…

‘Minari’ Star Youn Yuh-jung Awarded Korea’s Highest Honor – Global Bulletin

ACTING UP Veteran actor Youn Yuh-jung, who earlier this year won the Oscar for best supporting actress in “Minari,” Thursday received South Korea’s highest cultural sector medal. The…

Czech Filmmaker Martin Kohout to Follow Velvet Revolution Film With ‘Growth of the City’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Czech director Martin Kohout will turn his focus to the housing crisis, Variety has learned, developing a new film under the working title “Growth of the City.”  “No…

War movie depicting brutal defeat of US Army tops China’s box office

A Chinese propaganda film depicting the defeat of the US Army has become a box-office smash in the communist country.

Microsoft Pulls LinkedIn From China as News Industry Crackdown Rattles Social Media

Tech giant Microsoft has withdrawn its LinkedIn professional social media service from mainland China, citing the difficulties of compliance in the Middle Kingdom. The move marks the withdrawal…

China’s Pingyao Film Festival Kicks off Fifth Edition

China’s Pingyao International Film Festival got under way on Tuesday with the gala screening of Zhang Lu’s new drama film “Yanagawa.” The festival will unspool Oct. 12-19 with…