Happy Birthday To Elaine Jin, One Of The Stars Of China’s All-Time Highest Grossing Film, “Monster Hunt”


December 15, 2015 — Elaine Jin, who plays the feisty, proud and extremely dotty (but lovable) grandmother in Monster Hunt — the highest grossing Chinese film of all time — turns 61 years old today.

The actress has been appearing in films in China since 1974. Among her best-known is Yi Yi, which was nominated for 19 awards around the world — and won twelve, including one for Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival. She has also appeared in Gorgeous, written, produced by and starring Jackie Chan (Shanghai Noon, The 36 Crazy Fists, Armour of GodFantasy Mission Force) and  A Brighter Summer Day.

Monster Hunt
has broken all of China’s previous box office records, taking in almost $300,000,000. The director, Raman Hui, was one of the creators of Shrek, Madagascar and Antz. The film a live action/animated movie, tells the epic story of a world where humans and monsters co-exist — but not peacefully. Wuba, son of a human father and a monster mother, is born into this world and finds himself immediately hunted by both monsters and humans — and discovers that he needs the help of both to survive.

Monster Hunt will open in 3D in America on January 22, 2016, in both the original Mandarin with English subtitles and dubbed in English.

So happy birthday to Elaine Jin, one of the stars who has made Monster Hunt such a big success.
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