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Hou Hsiao-Hsien: I wish I could have jumped back to Tang Dynasty

2015-05-25 14:07

"The most difficult thing on set was the background and when I was filming, I wish I could have come back to the Tang Dynasty to see how it was really in those days," movie director Hou Hsiao-Hsien told Xinhua.

Hou Hsiao-Hsien wins Best Director at Cannes

2015-05-25 07:22

Director Hou Hsiao-Hsien of China's Taiwan was awarded Best Director for the film Nie Yinniang at the 68th Cannes Film Festival.

Pet Shop Boys power Jia Zhangke's Cannes entry

2015-05-21 09:21

Chinese director Jia Zhangke had some musical inspiration for his Cannes entry "Mountains May Depart": the Pet Shop Boys.

Derek Yee's latest movie is made with extras

2015-05-21 07:54

At a time when most movie producers seem to trust only celebrities to pull in box-office bucks, Hong Kong director Derek Yee has made a big-budget movie with, and about, a relatively unknown cast.

When less is more

2015-05-21 07:44

China's annual Film Critics' Choice Awards have been given to five films instead of 10, Han Bingbin reports.

Online show about the antiques a surprise hit

2015-05-21 07:44

An online talkshow hosted by China's most renowned antique collector, Ma Weidu, has become a surprise hit, with young audiences showing a keen interest in Ma's discussions about culture, history and social events.

Smoke gets in your eyes

2015-05-21 07:44

The political satire Gone With the Bullets has won the Dirty Ashtray Award for being the smokiest film of the past year. Xu Fan reports.

Singer Shang savors art-house film music

2015-05-20 06:15

"It takes lonely days, sleepless nights and an inevitably self-centered eye to create a great artwork, whether it's a movie or a piece of music," says Chinese singer-songwriter Shang Wenjie, referring to Chinese director Wang Xiaoshuai's latest movie, Red Amnesia.

Subtitles for Avengers leaves moviegoers frustrated

2015-05-19 14:37

The latest Avengers may be selling tickets well here in China but the translation of the subtitles have left moviegoers confused and disappointed.

Storyteller of Pingtan

2015-05-19 08:00

A Chinese narrative musical tradition is being kept alive by Gao Bowen, who believes modernizing it will help popularize it among youngsters.

High-tech battles for new film

2015-05-18 17:00

For the actors in the upcoming wartime thriller Brothers, the biggest challenge was to perform against a green screen, imagining it was, in fact, a battlefield.

Peter Chan to film Li Na biopic

2015-05-18 10:03

Top Asian filmmaker Peter Chan Ho-sun is to direct and produce a biopic on tennis star Li Na.

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