REFILE-Disney’s ‘Mulan’ sparks backlash over Xinjiang, Hong Kong

Criticism of the live-action remake of a 1998 animated version began last year when Mulan’s star, mainland Chinese-born actress Liu Yifei, expressed support on social media for police in Hong Kong, which was roiled at the time by anti-government unrest.

Hong Kong director describes ‘fantastic struggle’ to make new film

    “I think it’s better for me not to comment too much on the situation itself because this film is invested by Chinese companies and they have allowed us to shoot this movie with immense moral complexity and it has passed censorship with very minor cuts,” Hui said.

Hong Kong set the bar for charter cities. But it’s not a blueprint that can be transported

Wealthy, highly educated migrants can be a boon to the countries they move to, these comments ignore the fact a huge proportion of Hong Kong’s population are suffering because of the wealth gap — and overlook the reality that a new city might not offer the same economic opportunity as their home.

‘Love After Love’ Review: Ann Hui’s Pretty, Empty Melodrama Set in Pre-War Hong Kong

It is largely left to the craft departments to give the film what dynamism it has. Doyle’s photography delights in the richness of the palette and is effusive in its love for the pearly flawless skin of uniformly attractive cast. And Sakamoto’s music, while not particularly memorable, pleasantly embellishes the romance with light piano motifs. […]

Disney’s ‘Mulan’ sparks backlash against China over Xinjiang, Hong Kong

Criticism of the live-action remake of a 1998 animated version began last year when Mulan’s star, mainland Chinese-born actress Liu Yifei, expressed support on social media for police in Hong Kong, which was roiled at the time by anti-government unrest.

Greek Islands and mainland quarantine travel refunds: Will Tui, Love Holidays and Last Minute refund my holiday?

Akrotiri and Dhekelia Anguilla Antigua and Barbuda Australia Barbados Bermuda Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba British Antarctic Territory British Indian Ocean Territory British Virgin Islands Brunei Cayman Islands the Channel Islands Cuba  Curaçao Cyprus Denmark Dominica Estonia Falkland Islands Faroe Islands Fiji Finland French Polynesia Gibraltar Germany Greece (excluding seven Greek islands, and excluding mainland […]

Mulan movie boycott calls grow over scenes filmed in China’s Xinjiang

Isaac Stone Fish, a senior fellow at the Asia Society, said the film was now “arguably Disney’s most problematic movie” since “Song of the South” — a 1946 glorification of antebellum plantation life that the company has since pulled.

Ann Hui wins lifetime achievement award at Venice festival

“It has given me an education and a scholarship to study in London. It has given me my life experiences. And my chances to work and find fulfillment. I treasure even my sufferings there and all those crazy cool people. And now I will go home and try to help the younger filmmakers so that […]

It’s time for a Jackson-Vanik Amendment for China

If China’s tightening grip on its closing society has an eerie familiarity, it should. The Chinese Communist Party’s wholesale disregard for its citizens’ fundamental freedoms has long invited comparisons to rule in the former Soviet Union. The recently imposed National Security Law  and Hong Kongers’ reactions bear ugly witness to the validity of that assessment. […]

Disney under fire for filming Mulan live-action remake in China’s Xinjiang province

One social media user wrote: “Mulan specifically thank the publicity department of CPC Xinjiang uyghur autonomous region committee in the credits. You know, the place where the cultural genocide is happening. They filmed extensively in Xinjiang, which the subtitles call ‘Northwest China’.”