Chinese New Year is coming up, and that means some of the year’s biggest blockbusters will be coming. Watch out for a post on all the films premiering, but for those of you in U.S./Canada, here’s a list of films you might catch near you. I’m pretty sure all of these will also show in Australia, and a few in the U.K. Go on the distributer’s sites to find more about whether they’re playing at a theater near you.
Youthand The Liquidatorboth cancelled their September/October air dates pretty abruptly, and it was reportedly because some of the scenes couldn’t pass by censorship board. Both movies have gotten new premiere dates – Youth will be released in cinemas on December 15th, while The Liquidator will follow on December 22nd.
Directed by Feng Xiaogang (I Am Not Madame Bovary), Youthfollows the story of Liu Feng, played by Huang Xuan (Extraordinary Mission), as he goes from popular dancer in the art troupe to a soldier on the real battlefield.
Huang Xuan(Extraordinary Mission) returns to his dancing roots in Feng Xiaogang’s new film Youth, a coming-of-age story that focuses on the friendship between young dancers during the Cultural Revolution.
Huang Xuan(The Interpreter) is on a roll! He was part of Zhang Yimou’s action-adventure film The Great Wall, recently wrapped up filming for Chen Kaige’s Legend of the Demon Cat and now he’s headlining Feng Xiaogang’s In Youth 芳华. Huang Xuan definitely deserves his success, and I’m glad directors and producers are starting to recognise his talent.