Frant Gwo's lucrative film The Wandering Earth – a future-set sci-fi blockbuster of interplanetary proportions – is notable not just for being its country of origin's first major foray into the genre. With the hefty impact it has made in box offices around the world, and with a Netflix deal in tow, it is also a herald of Chinese cinema's entry into the orbit of Western moviegoers, writes Mike Walsh.
Asian cinema, China, globalism, globalisation, imperialism, family, tradition, capitalism, diaspora, audience.
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