Cultural ties growing strong
Film on Belarusian-Chinese friendship being shot
The Days of Chinese Cinema have been launched at Minsk’s Tsentralny Cinema, gathering numerous guests interested in Belarus-China friendship. Among them has been the First Deputy Culture Minister of Belarus, Vladimir Karachevsky. He notes that our two states are establishing liaisons in the field of cinematography and, this year, the Chinese Embassy to Belarus initiated the shooting of a film about Belarusian-Chinese friendship. He adds that joint production of fiction films is also possible.
The presentation featured speeches from heads of China’s State Administration of Radio, Cinematography and Television, with Chinese actress Na Renhua (performing the lead role in My Mongolian Mother) greeting guests. She arrived in Minsk to meet Belarusian audiences and her film opened the Days of Chinese Cinema. The plot follows the complex emotional story of mid-20th century Mongolian wanderers taking care of unwanted children. A decade on, the main character discovers that his parents live in Shanghai and has to make the difficult choice of whether to live with his birth parents or return to his Mongolian mother.
The Days of Chinese Cinema in Minsk are dedicated to the 20th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Belarus and China, being organised by the Chinese Embassy to Belarus, China’s State Administration of Radio, Cinematography and Television, Belarus’ Culture Ministry and Minsk City Executive Committee’s Kinovideoprokat Unitary Enterprise.