Cinema Escapist

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China

“One Hundred Thousand Bad Jokes 2” set for August 18 release

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This Chinese animated fantasy comedy is a sequel of 2014's "One Hundred Thousand Bad Jokes", which was inspired by a popular webcomic.

“Beautiful Accident” starring Gwei Lun-mei to premiere May 27, 2017

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Popular Taiwanese actress Gwei Lun-mei (桂纶镁) is set to headline Beautiful Accident (美好的意外).

Review: The Devotion of Suspect X (China, 2017)

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A Chinese adaptation of a popular Japanese thriller mystery novel.

Chinese film “The Devotion of Suspect X” hits worldwide theaters March 31

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The film is based on a popular Japanese novel of the same name.

Review: The Eye of Silence (China, 2016)

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A brooding thriller set amidst the hedonistic modernity of Beijing.

Review: Ghost in the Mountains (China, 2017)

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This indie film shot in rural Hunan shows what's left in the wake of China's urbanization.

Chinese indie movie “The Taste of Rice Flower” enters production

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"A Taste of Rice Flower" documents the life of an ethnic Dai woman in Yunnan province.

Interview: Zhao Qi on bridging China and the West through documentaries

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Zhao Qi is a Chinese producer and director who's helped bring four documentaries to Sundance—including 2015's "The Chinese Mayor".

The difference between Chinese and American romance movies

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While Americans have romantic comedies, Chinese have something else... read to learn what and why!

Film “A Loner” to illuminate plight of elderly empty-nesters in China

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Starring Zhu Xijuan, "A Loner" (大雪冬至) is expected to complete production later in 2017.