Ang Lee and Feng Xiaogang Talk About Chinese Films Going International – CRIEnglish

From CRIEnglish.com:

Feng Xiaogang (ÂÜØÂ∞èÂàö)described how he has witnessed the development of Chinese films.”In 1997 when the Chinese film industry was in a down period, I decided to set foot in it. Perhaps thanks to the depression of the film market, I, as a rookie, stood out. My first film brought in box office revenue of 28 million yuan and became that year’s box office winner. Since then, the domestic film industry has greatly expanded in only nine years. Now a box office return of 80 thousand yuan can’t ensure you a position in the top 8 movies of the year.”…

Ang Lee offers his secret of success in Hollywood.”Chinese films should preserve their very own character, because no matter how hard you try to imitate the Hollyhood style, your movies won’t be more Hollyhood-like than their own movies. My films are successful in the United States just because I look into their society with my Chinese perspective and my films serve as a mirror.”…[Full Text]

For more about Ang Lee’s new movie project, see ESWN’s partial translation of an interview with Lee from Southern Daily.

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