"The Invisible Guest" to release in Singapore and Malaysia following its debut in China
29 Nov –iQIYI, an innovative market-leading online entertainment service in China has on 27 November announced its partnerships with GSC Movies in Malaysia and Clover Films in Singapore.
These collaborations aim to expand iQIYI's selection of premium Chinese films available to global viewers and leverage the extensive film distribution networks and rich experience of GSC Movies and Clover Films.
Yang Xianghua, President of Movie & Overseas Business Group of iQIYI said, "We have witnessed a growing demand since we started distributing Chinese-language content to overseas markets in 2017. In 2019, iQIYI embarked on a global expansion, enabling us to achieve simultaneous worldwide releases of iQIYI-produced content. This expansion has significantly enhanced timeliness and improved the overall user experience."
Yang Xianghua, President of Movie & Overseas Business Group of iQIYI
"By partnering with GSC Movies and Clover Films for theatrical distribution, we can seamlessly bring Chinese-language films to audiences in Singapore and Malaysia through effective resource integration," said Yang.
As part of this partnership, the iQIYI-presented film "Trending Topic", directed by Xin Yukun and starring Zhou Dongyu, Yuan Hong, and Song Yang, will be theatrically released in Singapore and Malaysia, following its release in Chinese mainland on December 1.
Zhou Dongyu stars in "Trending Topic"
Similarly, "The Invisible Guest", directed by Chen Zhuo and starring Greg Hsiu, Janine Chang, Kara Wai and Zheng Yin, will also be in theatres in Singapore and Malaysia after it debuts in Chinese cinemas on December 8.
To date, iQIYI has already presented and distributed multiple successful theatrical films, including "Break Through the Darkness"," Hachiko", and "Ping Pong: The Triumph".
A still from "The Invisible Guest"
"China movie productions have made significant advancements, setting new standards in terms of production scale and storytelling. GSC Movies is thrilled to collaborate with iQIYI in bringing high-quality content onto the silver screens for moviegoers in Malaysia," said Esther Hau, Head of Distribution & Co-Production from GSC Movies.
Lim Teck, Managing Director of Clover Films said, "We are very happy to further enhance our partnership with iQIYI and be able to distribute quality movies in Singapore cinemas. We are thrilled to begin our new partnership with two exciting star-studded movies "Trending Topic" and "The Invisible Guest". This is a fantastic opportunity to continue our collaboration with iQIYI and deliver quality content to Singapore audiences."
Cinema Online, 29 November 2023