‘Mulan’ enters a battle Disney didn’t want
The Western adaptation of an ancient Chinese legend once charmed audiences. Now, it's dividing the world. Disney's live-action reboot of the beloved 1998 animated film was on track to be a box-office giant until the coronavirus pandemic cast uncertainty over it and Hollywood. Having now been released in its streaming platform Disney+, a series of brewing controversies around its filming locations and lead star are turning the movie into an unexpected geopolitical event. Ishaan Tharoor analyses them for The Washington Post.
From The Washington Post