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    Pixar's Luca marks return of Hollywood to China

    By Xu Fan | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2021-08-13 16:55
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    Disney and Pixar's Luca will open across Chinese mainland on Aug 20. [Photo provided to China Daily]

    The first Hollywood film to be released in the Chinese mainland in over two months, Disney and Pixar's animated feature Luca is set to open on Aug 20.

    Set in a picturesque seaside town in Italy, the coming-of-age tale recounts a young boy's unforgettable summer filled with gelato, pasta and endless scooter rides. However, the fun for the boy and his new best friend is threatened by a jaw-dropping secret: he is actually a sea monster from an unknown world.

    The film unravels a deeply held secret that the protagonist is actually a sea monster. [Photo provided to China Daily]

    The film is set in the 1950s, as the creators wished to arouse nostalgia about the golden era of film and cinema in Italy, with the crew traveling twice to Italy for inspiration.

    On the popular review site Douban, the directorial effort of Italian-American filmmaker Enrico Casarosa has already earned 7.2 points out of ten from some netizens who have watched the film. It was released in the North America on June 18.

    The movie is set in 1950s, the golden era of cinema in Italy. [Photo provided to China Daily]
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