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Wong Kar-wai confident in ‘Jinpa’ despite rival ‘Avengers 4’ — China.org.cn

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— by Zhang Rui: A Tibetan film will move ahead with its release in late April against the pressure of the giant Hollywood superhero epic “Avengers: Endgame.” Producer Wong Kar-wai has said domestic filmmakers should not be intimidated by commercial blockbusters.

The Chinese film “Jinpa,” by Tibetan director Pema Tseden, won best screenplay in the Orizzonti (Horizons) program of the 75th Venice International Film Festival on Sept. 8, 2018. The original nationwide release date was set for April 26, 2019. Then, on April 19, distributor Huaxia Film Distribution Co., Ltd. issued a notice that the film would be released on a limited basis only in theaters under the National Alliance of Arthouse Cinemas, a group formed in 2016 and operated by the China Film Archive and a consortium of theater chains supporting art films.

However, Wong Kar-wai, legendary Hong Kong-based director, who is an executive producer of “Jinpa,” insisted that the release date would not be changed, even though most cinemas will be occupied by “Avengers: Endgame.” …

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April 24, 2019

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