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December 21, 2017

'Youth' review: From China, a heart-felt tale of a dance troupe

Feng employs traditional craftsmanship to draw a sweeping historical canvas with profound human upheavals that mirror virtues and flaws of the Chinese people, without ever losing sight of the personal experiences that he dramatizes with such acute sensuality.

November 07, 2017

China Lion Film Acquires 'Namiya', 'Explosion'; Announces Holiday Release Schedule

China Lion Film Distribution announced that it has acquired Emperor Motion Pictures and Wanda Media’s Namiya as well as Global Road titles Youth, Explosion, and Ex-File 3.

November 04, 2017

AFM: China Lion Picks 'Patrick', Boards Animation 'Extinct'

Multi-territory distributor China Lion Entertainment Production has picked up China rights to family entertainment film “Patrick.” Operating as a producer-financier, China Lion has also boarded “Extinct,” an animation project to be directed by “Monsters Inc.” co-director David Silverman.

September 08, 2017

'Twenty Two' tells life stories of survivors of sexual slavery

A Chinese-language documentary (and mainland China box-office sensation) completed with over 32,000 contributions from crowdfunding, “Twenty Two” ...

July 05, 2017

Review: A Guerrilla Is Born in Hong Kong in 'Our Time Will Come'

A New York Times Critics' Pick - The films of Hong Kong director Ann Hui can be less flashy than those of her regional contemporaries, like Tsui Hark and John Woo.  But that's to her advantage: With remarkable consistency, she has imbued her work with close observation, measured pacing and quiet gravity. 

March 07, 2017

Chinese-language Film 'The Devotion of Suspect X' To Bow Day And DAte In U.S. And China

The Chinese-language film The Devotion of Suspect X, based on an award-winning novel, is getting a day and date release in North America, Australia and New Zealand on March 31 from China Lion Film Distribution. 

March 20, 2016

China Lion Serves Up 'Chongqing Hot Pot' This April

No foolin', China Lion is bringing Yang Qing's mainland crime caper Chongqing Hot Pot to North America on 1 April, day-and-date with its Chinese release.

June 22, 2015

China Lion Bringing 'Only You', 'The Wasted Times' and 'Mr. Six' to North America & Australia

Great news for fans of mainstream cinema from the Chinese mainland, as China Lion Film Distribution has announced the acquisition of a trio of upcoming films featuring a host of A-list talent. 

March 02, 2015

China Lion to Release Andy Lau's 'Lost and Love' in North America, Australia

China Lion has bought the rights for Lost and Love, written and directed by popular novelist Peng Sanyuan and starring Hong Kong actor Andy Lau,from IM Global for Australia, New Zealand and North America, and will release the film later this month.

January 19, 2015

China Lion Sets 'Somewhere Only We Know' & 'Running Man' in U.S.

LA-headquartered China Lion Film Distribution has picked up Chinese titles Running Man and Somewhere Only We Know for release in the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand. 

September 06, 2014

Toronto: IM Global Sells Chinese Comedy 'Breakup Buddies' to China Lion

China Lion Film Distribution has picked up multi-territory rights to “Breakup Buddies,” a Chinese comedy by Ning Hao. The company acquired rights in North America, Australia and New Zealand from IM Global, which handles world sales outside Greater China.

July 30, 2014

China Lion Film to Release Nicholas Tse-starrer 'But Always' in North America, Australia and N.Z.

China Lion Film Distribution has picked up the rights of Emperor Motion Pictures' Nicholas Tse-starring romantic drama But Always for North America, Australia and New Zealand.

May 23, 2014

Cannes: China Lion Picks up Chinese Romantic Comedy 'The Breakup Guru'

China Lion, a distribution company that focuses on bringing Chinese films to the states, has acquired the North American rights to “The Breakup Guru,” a romantic comedy directed by Deng Chao 

April 04, 2011

China Lion prepares larger releases for three Chinese titles

New Zealand and Chinese distribution outfit China Lion Film Distribution picks up three major Chinese-language films, including Chinese period drama The Warring States starring Kim Hee-sun and Nakai Kiichi, Andrew Lau’s A Beautiful Life and China Film Group’s Founding of A Party.

May 29, 2012

China Lion Eyes U.S. Market with Cannes Pickups

China Lion Film Distribution is set to ramp up its North American release schedule after acquiring five titles at Cannes...

October 31, 2011

Huayi, Bona invest in China Lion

BEIJING — China’s top two privately owned shingles, Huayi Bros. and Bona Film Group, have signed up to buy stakes in the one-year-old start-up China Lion Film Distribution, which will give them access to the North American market.

April 01, 2011

New Video Bets that America's Audiences Want China's Blockbusters

North American audiences have new access to Chinese blockbusters through New Video, which will be the exclusive distributor of China Lion titles across cable VOD, television, digital and DVD.

March 20, 2011

Reel China: Targets an eluxive film Fan - the Chinese American

For years, Chinese films shown in U.S. theaters have fallen into two distinct camps, both driven by largely white patrons: martial-arts movies for young men, such as Jet Li's "Hero," or critically acclaimed art-house fare, such as Kaige Chen's "Farewell My Concubine." Only rarely has a movie conquered both blocs, as did Ang Lee's "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon."

October 12, 2010

China Lion Film Distribution Inks Exclusive Deal with AMC Entertainment to

China Lion Film Distribution Inc. announces today an exclusive partnership with AMC Entertainment Inc., a leading theatrical exhibition and entertainment company, to introduce mainstream Chinese movies in the United States and select Canadian provinces.

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