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2010-10-27 15:04:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- China Lion Film Distribution is set to release the blockbuster movie Aftershock (Tangshan Dadizheng) across select AMC Theatres in North America on October 29th. The North American theatrical release comes after its success in China where the movie broke box office records becoming the highest grossing domestic film in China. Directed by acclaimed director Feng Xiaogang, the movie is based on the Tangshan earthquake of 1976 that killed more than...

2009-06-16 03:00:00

Renowned Director Feng Xiaogang's "Aftershock" to be digitally re-mastered into The IMAX Experience(R) and released internationally in July 2010 SHANGHAI, June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - IMAX Corporation (NASDAQ: IMAX; TSX: IMX) and Huayi Bros. Media Corporation Ltd., China's largest privately owned media group, today announced an agreement to release up to three pictures, beginning with the release of the highly-anticipated upcoming Chinese film "Aftershock," to IMAX(R)...

2008-09-15 09:00:33

Feng Xiaogang's "The Assembly" wins biennial Chinese audience film awards DALIAN, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- "The Assembly," a warfare film by Chinese director Feng Xiaogang became the biggest winner at the 29th Full Blossom biennial awards given by the audiences in China's northeast seaport of Dalian on Saturday evening. The movie won the Best Feature Film after beating the strongest opponent "The Knot," and helped Feng, Zhang Hanyu and Deng Chao got the Best Director, Best Leading Actor and...

2006-06-18 19:39:35

By Jonathan Landreth SHANGHAI (Hollywood Reporter) - Oscar-winning director Ang Lee offered China fatherly moviemaking advice Sunday, hinting that he was unsure how to work in the nation's restricted marketplace. "It's very important that you understand how you plan to attract people into your version of the black box," Lee said of the country's cinema industry. Speaking at the ninth annual Shanghai International Film Festival, Lee made only passing mention of the film that earned...

2006-02-04 23:21:02

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese films have become hot tickets around the world, but few movie-goers outside China have even heard of the country's arguably most popular, or at least most populist, director. Feng Xiaogang, 48, has been one of China's most beloved, bankable movie names for almost a decade by honing in on native tastes, while internationally celebrated directors like Zhang Yimou and Chen Kaige have faced criticism at home for pandering to Western audiences and awards...


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