Actor Jacky Wu Jing, fresh from his triumph as lead actor and director of Wolf Warrior 2, plays against type in Lunar New Year comedy release The Faces of My Gene. Photo: Alamy

Comic films continue to reign at Chinese box office, and the more lo-fi the better

Low-budget comedy sequel trumps bigger films with lavish effects over New Year holiday, continuing a trend that is likely to see directors who play for laughs winning the Lunar New Year holiday box office battle again

Topic |   Chinese language cinema

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Actor Jacky Wu Jing, fresh from his triumph as lead actor and director of Wolf Warrior 2, plays against type in Lunar New Year comedy release The Faces of My Gene. Photo: Alamy
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