A Chinese film festival will be launched in both Myanmar’s new capital of Nay Pyi Taw and the former capital of Yangon next month under the culture exchange program of Myanmar and China, according to the Culture Counselor of the Chinese Embassy Gao Hua in Yangon, on Monday.
The Chinese film week will last from June 11 to 17 and will be the first since 2006. According to Global Times, five films – “Walking to School”, “Bodyguards and Assassins”, “Jing Tian Dong Di”, “Confucius” and “Sky Fighters” will be on the screen alternately in the two major cities.
Myanmar and China have been cooperating in the movie sector with Myanmar films participating in film festivals held annually in China. Three Myanmar films had earlier entered several Chinese film festivals, namely “Master of Flowers” in 2001, “The Hearts of the Givers” in September 2004′s Yinchuan Film Festival and the third ” Mystery of the Snow Story” in the Chinese Golden Rooster Hundred Flower Film Festival held in Sanya City, Hainan province in November 2005.
According to Xinhua, in the latest development, Myanmar and China will soon cooperate in shooting high standard films in a bid to promote the film industry of the two countries.
SOURCE: English.news.cn / Xinhua, Global Times (30/05/2011)