søndag 16. juni 2019

Chinese Industry On Edge After "Depressing" Censorship of Shanghai Festival's Opening Film

The suspected reason behind the shocking cancellation of the $80 million Chinese epic 'The Eight Hundred' began to emerge on Saturday, just as the festival's opening ceremony was getting underway — without its opening movie.

The sudden cancellation of the Shanghai International Film Festival's opening film screening, Guan Hu's widely anticipated war epic The Eight Hundred, has sent a chill through the Chinese film business, with many local filmmakers and producers expressing dismay over what the decision might mean for the future of their industry. News that The Eight Hundred was being pulled from the festival landed like a bombshell among the assembled Chinese film community in Shanghai on Friday, the eve of the big-budget movie's scheduled world premiere at the event's opening ceremony.