Recent successes show Chinese filmmakers learning how to make global impact
With a rapidly-modernizing film industry noted for recent hits that raked in huge box-office revenues, China’s top filmmakers may finally be learning what it takes to spin a good yarn.
Chinese blockbusters, such as Wen Muye’s Dying to Survive; Guo Fan’s The Wandering Earth; Dante Lam’s Operation Red Sea; Wu Jing’s Wolf Warrior 2; Chen Sicheng’s Detective Chinatown 2; and Raman Hui’s Monster Hunt, have not only made big box-office gains, but also attracted widespread international attention and won plaudits from Hollywood pundits.
“China’s film industry has very talented, creative people and great directors. And as they gain experience and pick our brains, you’ll see them produce more films with the look and feel of Hollywood movies,” says Arthur Sarkissian, an A-list producer of the Rush Hour franchise and The Foreigner.