BERLIN • A “monster” has been unleashed on the Berlin Film Festival, however people needn’t run away in concern.
Unveiling the sequel of Monster Hunt – China’s largest box-office smash in 2015 when the primary film opened – over the weekend, director Raman Hui stated: “The core of the story is about love and family. Even though we have a different culture and different customs, we share the same values.”
He added that his movie was well timed as a result of it was about tolerance and acceptance the place even people and monsters might dwell collectively, little doubt referencing a rising sentiment amongst many within the world to be insular and non-inclusive.
Starring Asian A-listers Tony Leung Chiu Wai and Bai Baihe, the movie follows the journey of a younger couple in the hunt for their son “Wuba”, a pleasant monster child able to bringing everlasting peace between people and monsters.
“Even a kid in Berlin, if he sees this film, can understand it,” Hui stated.
In China, Monster Hunt 2 was launched final Friday, the primary day of Chinese New Year. It took in US$85 million (S$111.5 million), creating the most important single-day ticket-sale document within the nation. In 2015, Monster Hunt earned US$380 million domestically.