Many highly anticipated Chinese films have announced their withdrawal from the cinema amid the peak Spring Festival season due to the recent coronavirus epidemic outbreak.
Nezha's attention from the Academy came as somewhat of a surprise. As we look into all the Chinese films that were once nominated for Best Foreign Language Film over the past years, it is easy to find a pattern of taste.
When the lights came on and audiences started pouring out of the theater, it is clear that most of them are Chinese speakers.
Apart from the continuous inflow of capital, Chinese film makers still have a long way to go to truly shine on the international stage. Below are thoughts and comments from various established directors, filmmakers and Hollywood producers.
The massive success of the film Nezha can be mainly attributed to its trendy setting and the rising popularity of so-called shipping, a desire by fans to put two characters into a romantic relationship.