Chinese Propaganda Film ‘1921’ Bounces Back Despite Prior Nationalist Boycott

One of the most prominent Chinese propaganda films of the year is set for a flashy, state-sanctioned premiere as the opening night selection of the Shanghai Intl. Film Festival on Friday. The sweeping period drama “1921” will be celebrated despite recent nationalist blowback of the kind that over the past year has felled China releases for films like Chloe Zhao’s “Nomadland” and video game adaptation “Monster Hunter.”

Backed by Tencent Pictures and Shanghai Film Group, the film was developed as a tribute to China’s ruling Communist party for the 100th anniversary of its founding, which falls on July 1 — the day “1921” will hit theaters. The movie re-enacts

→ Continue reading at Variety

Similar Articles


Most Popular

E3 2021: all the news and announcements

After taking a year off, E3 2021 is here, bringing days of major...

Far Cry 6’s new trailer is an intense introduction to a terrifying Giancarlo Esposito

After introducing the guerrilla freedom fighter protagonist for Far Cry 6, Ubisoft’s new trailer pivots back to the highlight of any new installment: its...

Marathon Training: Here's How to Pick a Plan

There are endless training resources online and groups that meet and train together in person.So you signed up for a race in a bout...