The Berlinale, one of the world’s most open and public film festivals, begins on Monday in a decidedly low-key, private fashion, being streamed to a select audience of journalists and industry professionals rather than playing to packed cinemas.
Hong Kong cinema operators and filmmakers are crying for help following a government announcement that COVID-19 social distancing measures will remain in place until Feb. 17. Crucially, Hong Kong cinemas cannot reopen until after Chinese New Year (Feb. 12) and will have missed three important holiday seasons in the space of two months.
COVID-19 infections and death rates have been on a steady decline in India. Several Bollywood tent poles that waited out the pandemic, such as Salman Khan's action crime tent pole 'Radhe,' are expected to hit cinemas in the weeks and months ahead.
Museums, galleries and cinemas will be allowed to reopen from July 4, alongside restaurants and hairdressers, Boris Johnson announced on Tuesday in a decisive but potentially risky easing of lockdown measures in England.
Chinese authorities put another nail in the coffin for China’s film sector, formally announcing that cinemas in Beijing must remain shut for the time being after three new coronavirus cases were discovered in the capital.