Movies Release on Chinese New Year 2019

 

It’s that time of the year again where highly anticipated films are being pushed out for the biggest holiday in China, Chinese New Year! We see films from highly anticipated directors like Stephen Chow, Han Han, Alan Mak, and Ning Hao this year.

It has been a tradition to watch movies on this long holiday and usually Chinese New Year films top the box office bringing billion of yuans.

Last year, the box office raked in more than 5 billion yuan and the number is expected to climb up this year. This year, we have over 10 films that premiere on the first day of Chinese New Year (Feb 5th). Let’s see which one will come out on top.

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[First Impression] Story of Minglan

《知否知否应是绿肥红瘦》

Information: 

Title: Story of Minglan (知否 知否 应是绿肥红瘦)

# of episodes: 73

Release date: December 25, 2018

Synopsis: Set in the Northern Song dynasty, the story revolves around Sheng Minglan, the unfavoured sixth daughter of an official. After being mistreated by her legal mother and bullied by her half-sisters, Minglan learns to hide her skills and true intentions and, ultimately succeeds in avenging her biological mother’s death. She meets Gu Tingye, who initially dislikes her but after witnessing her wits and intelligence, decides to help her. They eventually fall in love with each other. After Gu Tingye becomes a powerful official, he successfully makes Minglan his wife. As his wife, Minglan helps guard against his unpleasant relatives and purges the court of corrupt ministers. The couple eventually earned their happily-ever-after, and Minglan rose to prominence as an influential figure of the Sheng family.

Where to watchViki (eng sub); Youtube (raw)

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