Monthly Digest of Chinese Films | February, 2019

来源:AVTD China & CCTSS

作者:AVTD China & CCTSS


Chinese New Year Special Edition

    Spring festival season usually begins at the end of January and ends with the Chinese New Year holiday. It is marked by the large-scale release of blockbuster Chinese films.

    This tradition in mainland of China can be traced back to 1997. The Dream Factory, a comedy directed by Feng Xiaogang was released during the Spring Festival that year.

    Nowadays, the spring festival season is regarded as the most competitive and powerful movie-selling period. Come and see Chinese films during the spring festival season this year.


Crazy Alien


Genre: fiction, comedy

Length: 116mins

Release date: 2019-02-05

Screenwriter: Sun Xiaohang, Wu Nan, Dong Runnian, Liu Xiaodan, Pan Yiran

Director: Ning Hao

Starring: Huang Bo, Shen Teng, Matthew Morrison, Tom Pelphrey

Produced by: Khorgos Youth Light Film, Shannan Light Film, Wuxi Baotang Pictures

Synopsis: Geng Hao and his friend, who are bent on making a fortune, are running their own bleak "career". However, the unexpected arrival of the aliens breaks the calm and frugal life of these two. The mysterious Western forces also sent "Hip Hop" to search the aliens all over the world. The ridiculous cross-species confrontation is performed in a seaside city in China.


Speeding Life


Genre: action

Length: 105mins

Release date: 2019-02-05

Screenwriter: Han Han

Director: Han Han

Starring: Shen Teng, Huang Jingyu, Yin Zheng, Yin Fang, Zhang Benyu

Produced by: Shanghai Tingdong Film Co., Ltd.

Synopsis: Zhang Chi, a racing driver who used to be the champion, now can only cook fried rice. He decides to return to the car race to challenge the talents of the younger generation. However, he has no money, no car, no teammates, and even the driver's license has to be re-examined. And more embarrassing dilemmas are waiting for this car god in the old days.


The Wandering Earth


Genre: adventure, fiction

Length: 125mins

Release date: 2019-02-05

Screenwriter: Gong Geer, Yan Dongxu, Guo Fan, Ye Junce, Yang Zhixue, Wu Yi, Ye Ruchang

Director: Guo Fan

Starring: Wu Jing, Qu Chuxiao, Li Guangjie, Wu Mengda, Zhao Jinmai

Produced by: China Film Co., Ltd., Beijing Jingxi Cultural Tourism Co., Ltd.

Synopsis: In the near future, the sun will rapidly swell and the earth will face the devastating disaster. To save the planet, humans have to build tens of thousands of planetary engines to escape the solar system and find a new planet as their home. The earth and humans have embarked on a journey of space that is expected to last 2500 years. In the process of completing this grand plan, countless people have come forward to stage a legendary story. The adventures and the ultimate torture of humanity are also staged.


The Knight of Shadows: Between Yin and Yang


Genre: action, fantasy, comedy

Length: 108mins

Release date: 2019-02-05

Screenwriter: Liu Bohan, Jian Wen

Director: Yan Jia

Starring: Jackie Chan, Yuan Jingtian, Zhong Chuxi, Lin Baihong, Lin Peng, Qiao Shan, Pan Changjiang, Yuan Qiongdan, luu brothers, Jiang Yuan

Produced by: iQIYI Company, Jackie Chan Picture Company, Golden Seashore Company

Synopsis: A generation of writer, Pu Songling, is a great detective equipping with a “yin and yang pen”. He worked with the captor Yan Fei to track the disappearance of the girl in Jinhua Town. Pu Songling led the "pigs and lions", "butt", "forgetting the worries", "thousands of hands" and other small demons into the case. In the process of finding the truth, it involved a love story.


Overall Planning


Genre: fantasy, comedy

Length: 90mins

Release date: 2019-02-05

Screenwriter: Feng Yiping, Liu Junmeng, Hao Xinyue

Director: Feng Yiping, Liu Junmeng, Hao Xinyue

Starring: Huang Cailun, Zhang Huiwen, Gao Ye, Zhang Yezi, Tao Liang, He Zijun

Produced by: Huawen Fengze (Beijing) Film Co.,Ltd., Hangzhou Yunxi Culture Media Co.,Ltd., Chongqing Film Group Co.,Ltd.

Synopsis: The story takes place in a retro England-style hotel where the manager Shi Yue goes from work to life, living like a mathematical formula year after year. The boring days were finally overturned by an unexpected holiday. The bizarre events continued to be staged. The boring and rigorous life was broken, the crisis was solved, and the new life will not be in sight.


Peppa Celebrates Chinese New Year


Genre: cartoons, anime

Length: 81mins

Release date: 2019-02-05

Screenwriter: Hao Ming, Zhang Dapeng, Liu Qingling, Neville Astley, Mark Baker

Director: Zhang Dapeng, Neville Astley, Mark Baker, Joris van Hulzen, Sarah Roper

Starring: Peppgpig

Produced by: Alibaba Pictures Group Limited, Entertainment One

Synopsis: Dumpling, glue pudding, mom and dad are living in a warm family. On New Year’s Eve, their grandparents meet with them. Everyone experiences traditional customs and many unexpected things. Like Peggy George, every time they overcome a difficulty, they love each other more, and love their family and life more.