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China: internationalization of movie

Categories: East Asia, China, Arts & Culture, Film

Feng Xiao-kang's latest movie “the Banquet [1]” is aiming at the international market, with many international stars, such as Zhang Ziyi. However, local responses of the movie have been rather negative. Lu Na in mindmeters comments that Feng has lost his style in the process of internationalization [2]. Instead of taking advantage of his distinctive grassroots style, he believes that capital can buy his way to Hollywood.