Co-Production Films Go for “Oscars”

Co-production film Go Away Mr. Tumor is announced to be China's official submission for the Oscars. The film is directed by young Chinese director Han Yan, based on the well known comic of same title, which tells of an optimistic cartoonist Xiong Dun fighting against cancer disease.

At the same time,HKSR authority has announced to send bicycle tour and racing film To The Fore, a Chinese mainland and HK co-production, for 2016 Academy Awards best foreign language film. The film isdirected by HK director Dante Lam, starring Shawn Dou, Wang Luodan and Eddie Peng. Famous director Hou Hsiao-hsien's historical epic The Assassin, a Chinese mainland and Taiwan co-production that won Hou the best director award at this year's Cannes festival will represent Taiwan.

The last Chinese submission to be named an official nominee by the Academy Award was Hero , directed by Zhang Yimou in 2003.