"Frozen 2," a highly anticipated animated film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios, debuted in movie theaters on the Chinese mainland Friday.
It is the sequel of the Academy Award-winning animated feature film "Frozen" released in 2013, which gained popularity across the world, featuring its iconic song "Let It Go" and the sisterhood of protagonists Elsa and Anna.
Six years later, "Frozen 2" continues as an animated musical showcasing the story of Elsa and Anna and their new adventures in the icy Nordic scenery.
Following the release of "Frozen 2," Shanghai Disney Resort on Friday transformed into a festive "Frozen" wonderland for the upcoming winter season. The resort offers Disney fans an immersive flight experience with a new "Frozen"-themed airplane called "Frozen-Express" with an overlay of characters Elsa, Anna and Olaf.
Tourists can also enjoy "Frozen"-themed decorations on Shanghai Metro Line 11, according to the resort.
Chinese romantic drama "Somewhere Winter" led the Chinese mainland box office for a sixth consecutive day on Wednesday, according to the China Movie Data Information Network Thursday.
Written by Rao Xueman, a novelist and screenwriter best known for her popular youth novels, the film tells a love story about two generations and three cities, in which destiny brings the lovers together and then tears them apart.
Debuting on Nov. 15, "Somewhere Winter" topped the daily box office chart by grossing 12.16 million yuan (about 1.73 million U.S. dollars) Wednesday.
It was followed by Italian film "The Legend of 1900" and American war film "Midway," which generated 6.55 million yuan and 5.72 million yuan respectively.
"Better Days," a Chinese film that puts the spotlight on school bullying, continued to lead the Chinese mainland box office Sunday, according to the China Movie Data Information Network Monday.
The film generated nearly 37.82 million yuan (about 5.4 million U.S. dollars) in the market on its 17th day of screening, bringing its total Chinese mainland box office to nearly 1.39 billion yuan.
It was followed by "Midway," an American war film centering on the 1942 Battle of Midway between the American fleet and the Imperial Japanese Navy, which marked a pivotal turning point in the Pacific Theater during World War II. It grossed 33.56 million yuan on Sunday.
Domestic drama film "My Dear Liar" took the third place with a daily box office revenue of about 26.83 million yuan on its third day of screening.
It took five years to get a life neatly sketched with stories and vignettes.
Down the memory lane, down the road, down the trail left by the Father of the Nation, and anywhere a story was waiting to be heard, they have gone all the way and missed out on no details.
Finally, the curtain rose on Hasina: A Daughter's Tale, narrating the untold stories of Sheikh Hasina as the daughter of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the man who organised an entire nation to fight for freedom.
One year into its release, the docudrama that already attracted global acclamation was re-screened at Lit Festival in the on Friday.
The narrative in the voice of Sheikh Hasina herself turned the auditorium full of foreign poets and litterateurs into a captive through engaging storytelling and music of this soil complementing the imageries, said a Centre for Research and Information (CRI) media release on Saturday.
Sheikh Hasina, also the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, reminisced the days with her father, who led all the major movements leading to freedom.
She was also observed narrating the darkest chapter in the history of Bangladesh - the killing of her father along with the entire family in 1975.
The most critical junctures of the history was narrated like a story and offered a glimpse of Sheikh Hasina as a mother, a grandmother, a woman of this land apart from her position as the prime minister.
The screening of the movie was followed by an interactive session graced by Radwan Mujib Siddiq, grandson of Bangabandhu, also a co-producer of the film, Piplu Khan, director, and Debojyoti Mishra, background scorer.
"When she (Sheikh Hasina) asked for the script during the making of the docudrama, I said there was no script. She herself, her eventful life was the script," said Radwan.
Talking about the power of storytelling, Radwan also said, “While most historical docudramas in our country are 'officious' in tone, Hasina: A Daughter's Tale clearly stands out.”
It focused on storytelling, bringing in some engaging stories that would otherwise remain unheard. Even the director's camera made its way to her kitchen and library too, he added.
Piplu believes he himself knows more about Bangabandhu’s home at Dhanmondi 32 than anyone else, except Bangabandhu’s family members.
“I tried to understand everything. I had rented a boat to travel to Tungipara to experience how Bangabandhu used to do it,” he said.