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China Film Festival opens in Sri
China View: Publicise China - Report the World
4 April 2008
China Film Festival 2007 in Beijing - Listenerís Garden on China
Radio International. "This year is the 50th anniversary of the
establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Sri Lanka. To
celebrate this and the ongoing "Year of China-Sri Lanka Friendship", "Sri
Lanka Film Festival 2007" has been launched this week in Beijing together
with scene from a film shown at the Festival ..
COLOMBO, April 4 2008 (Xinhua) -- The China Film Festival 2008
opened Thursday night (3 April 2008) in the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo with
officials from the two countries stressing the need to promote cooperation
between the film industries.
Sri Lankan Cultural Affairs Minister Mahinda Yapa Abeywardana said in
the opening ceremony that the festival, coming after last year's signing of a
memorandum of understanding between China and Sri Lanka on international
awareness on films, would promote closer cooperation between the film industries
of the two countries.
The minister also expressed wishes that Sri
Lanka's film industry would benefit from the advanced technology of its Chinese
Ye Dabo, Chinese ambassador to Sri Lanka said China and Sri
Lanka have been enjoying good relationship and bilateral exchanges in various
fields for 2,000 years.
He said the Sri Lanka Film Festival held 2007 in
China was very successful and he hoped that the six Chinese films presented in
the China Film Festival could contribute to a better understanding of China.
Chinese film Call for Love directed by Zhang Jianya was screened at the opening
ceremony. Zhang said he was very happy to bring his film to Sri Lankan friends
and he hoped they would like him and his film.
Another five films, Gun
of Mercy, When Ruoma Was Seventeen, A Railway in the Cloud, Prince of the
Himalayas and Honeymoon would be screened from April 4 to April 6 in Colombo and
the hilly town of Kandy.
Editor: Sun Yunlong