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Shanghai film festival highlights U.S.-China partnerships
Shanghai film festival highlights U.S.-China partnerships

The 17th Shanghai International Film Festival kicked off this weekend with some red-carpet glamour, screenings and fresh announcements of new East-West partnerships, as the U.S. and mainland China — the world’s No. 1 and No. 2 movie markets — look for more meaningful ways to cooperate. Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant, John Cusack and Gong Li were among the stars who walked the red carpet Saturday night as the festival opened with a restored classic, “Stage Sisters,” a 1965 drama about two opera singers in the 1940s directed by Xie Jin. The festival, which runs through June 22, will close with something entirely different: Paramount Pictures’...

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