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Beijing film festival opens, boosting confidence in recovery

(chinadaily.com.cn)|Updated : 2020-08-24

Actor Wu Jing attends the Beijing film festival's launch ceremony on Saturday. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Wu Jing, best known for Wolf Warrior franchise and The Wandering Earth, said he believes Chinese audience will be more enthusiastic and picky for quality films after "the separation", caused by the six-month-long COVID-19 closure of all the country's theaters, and predicts the emotion will turn into a stress to encourage domestic filmmakers to polish their works.

Fu Ruoqing, vice-president of China Film Co Ltd and chairman of Huaxia Film Distribution, said the Chinese movie market is recovering graudually.

"As of today, China has resumed more than 8,500 cinemas, and a string of high-profile new films and classic blockbusters are set to release. With the effort of all industry insiders, the domestic film industry will keep developing," he said.