A still from The Climbers, one of three patriotic blockbusters recently released in China.
Clarence Tsui
Opinion

Opinion

The Projector by Clarence Tsui

In China, what people think and what they say can be two different things, as these film figures show

  • Three Chinese films released over the National Day holiday scored high on Douban but that does not mean they were loved by all
  • Despite a tightening of the already strict film censorship in the mainland, you can still find alternative fare, if you know where to look

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A still from The Climbers, one of three patriotic blockbusters recently released in China.
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‘My People, My Country’ led the box office on Thursday with about 1.28 billion yuan. Photo: Handout

Patriotism pays as films celebrating founding of China rake in US$391 million over four days during National Day holiday

  • ‘My People, My Country’, ‘The Climbers’ and ‘The Captain’, all celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China
  • The four-day sales figure surpasses the 2.65 billion yuan grossed during ‘golden week’ in 2017
Topic |   People’s Republic of China at 70

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‘My People, My Country’ led the box office on Thursday with about 1.28 billion yuan. Photo: Handout
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