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  • Film Review: 'My Old Classmate'

    Charting a love story that spans two decades, Frant Gwo's "My Old Classmate" is a Chinese campus romance that manages to make the genre's most time-worn themes feel as fresh as spring water. Alternately cute as a button and unapologetically melodramatic, the film may be uneven in tone, but its protagonists' sentiments ring true at every life phase, triggering the collective memories of China's "post-'80s" generation. The pic has become the country's biggest domestic sleeper hit this season, having grossed $51.2 million in 10 days, and Chinese-speaking markets like Taiwan and Singapore may respond with greater enthusiasm than usual for a mainland film.
  • Beijing Film Festival Aims for International Flavor

    Beijing Intl. Film Festival organizers have given this year's event a stronger international flavor and more high-tech elements, moves that reflect the Chinese industry's desire to go global. Festival runs April 16-23. One big change? This fourth edition...

    Media Asia Moves Into the Mainland

    These days, Media Asia is a pillar of the Hong Kong film industry establishment. It can boast a production pipeline connected to a large talent pool, enviable connections in mainland China, a profile in Hollywood and even a stock market listing. But it...

    Hong Kong Biz Finds Success With Mainland Ties

    Stories about the death of the Hong Kong film industry are premature. Sure, the mainland China biz is grabbing all the headlines, and while Hong Kong's annual film production has dropped from more than 300 movies 25 years ago to less than 50 in 2013, the...

    Beijing Festival Unveils Starry Jury for Deja-Vu Competition

    HONG KONG -- The Beijing International Film festival has put together a festival of festivals-type competition selection with titles that have gathered awards at other events through the past year. The line-up will be judged by a powerhouse jury to be...