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13 May 2022, Friday | 13:00 – 14:00 BST via Zoom

Convenors & Speakers

Lily Collinson, Lead Literary Curator and Publicist, UK-China Film Collab

Leo Dong, International Documentary Producer and Lead Community Curator, UK-China Film Collab

Panel Description:

How are UK films received by the Chinese audience? There is generally a lack of transparent data available. To fill in this gap of public knowledge, the UK-China Film Collab has been conducting a communication campaign #ukfilmsinChina across our various social media platforms. Lily Collinson and Leo Dong will speak at this panel discussing the reception of British cinema from a Chinese audience by analysing data gathered from Chinese platforms such as Douban. The panel will utilise reviews from Chinese viewers of recent British films such as ‘1917’ and ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ and analyse their relative success or failure in China. The speakers will look to the future of UK films in China and how the reception of such films can be improved to reinforce our connection, through our mutual appreciation of cinema.

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