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· January, 2007

Stories about Film from January, 2007

China: more criticism on The City of Golden Armor

  29 January 2007

Sohoxiaobao has collected more criticism on the movie The city of Golden Armor. This time the criticism came directly from local film makers, some accused that the film was spreading “spiritual pollution” (zh). However, the movie has already made 23.72 million yuan (around US3 millions) in the ticket offices all...

Nigeria/Sierra Leone: Nollywood goes to Sierra Leone

  29 January 2007

Naija Vixen writes about Nollywood stars visiting Sierra Leone to shoot a Sierra Leonean film, Bai Bure Goes to War, “The script which was written by Abu Noah portrays the traditional and cultural values of the northern Temne ethnic group and the conflicts between local rulers and the British colonial...

Indonesia: Movie on Bali Bombing

  26 January 2007

The Swanker talks about a new movies on the event related to the Bali Bombings of 2002 has just been released in Indonesia. The blogger says “In a majority-Muslim country, the importance of a frank portrayal of Islam's role in driving the terrorists to murder cannot be underestimated and certainly...

Ukraine, Romania: The Bridge

  22 January 2007

Ukraine List reports that a bridge has finally been constructed to connect two villages – one in Ukraine, the other in Romania: “The bridge was even the subject of a documentary by Romanian director, Ileana Stanculescu, called appropriately The Bridge. The short (75 min.) film came out in 2004 and...

China: Independent directors funded

  21 January 2007

With the news of Chinese broadcasting regulation body SARFT‘s decision to heavily invest in future films from sixteen of China's hottest young independent directors, one might jump to the conclusion that official regulators are just as tired of the same few big-name directors as many Chinese netizens are. LiLiang, for...

Nepal: Film festivals

  15 January 2007

Wagle Street Journal on the sudden spurt in film festivals. “I was talking about the waves of foreign film festivals in Nepal. I recently attended French film festival and, before that, Spanish film festival. Kathmandu also sees Chinese film festival.”

Nepal: Watching a Nepali movie

  8 January 2007

Wagle Street Journal on watching Nepali movies. “Produced with comparatively low budget, Nepali films are poor in quality and other benchmarks. An average Nepali film’s standard budget is around Rs. 4.5 million (slightly more than US $ 55 thousands).”

Nigeria: Nollywood and Hollywood collaboration

  8 January 2007

Timbuktu Chronicles writes about the Nigerian film director, Lancelot Imasuen, and the possible collaboration between Nollywood and Hollywood, “With a $200, 000 non-union budget film titled, Friendly Enemy Imasuen has also succeeded in entering a major deal with three Hollywood companies that might see coming into fruition the much-expected Nollywood/Hollywood...

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