This week in cinemas: ‘Personal Tailor’ (China)

Personal Tailor

I’m late on this one! This past Thursday (19 December), the new film from prominent Chinese director Feng Xiaogang (Big Shot’s Funeral, A World Without Thieves, Aftershock) arrived in cinemas, just in time to distract us from Christmas.

This film, Personal Tailor, is a comedy about a service that purports to make fantasies come true — however briefly — for their clients. It’s a sequel of sorts to Feng’s 1997 film Dream Factory, and stars perennial Feng collaborator Ge You, along with Bai Baihe, Li Xiaolu and Zheng Kai.

Variety reports that things are looking good for the film domestically, with a RMB79.3 million (about US $13M) opening: this is the second biggest of all time for a Chinese movie, just behind Stephen Chow’s recent Journey to the West picture.

Personal Tailor is screening in cinemas in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. Here’s a trailer:

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