A scene from The Summer Is Gone by Zhang Dalei, which fared poorly at cinemas in China despite winning rave reviews and awards overseas. Photo: Rotterdam Film Festival

Why recent Chinese films released in China couldn’t match Hollywood fare, and what that says about Chinese film-goers

Despite winning rave reviews and awards overseas, The Summer Is Gone was seen by an average of four people per screening, a reminder that Chinese audiences’ tastes are still pretty mainstream

Topic |   Chinese language cinema

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A scene from The Summer Is Gone by Zhang Dalei, which fared poorly at cinemas in China despite winning rave reviews and awards overseas. Photo: Rotterdam Film Festival
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