BUCHAREST: Chinese actor Jackie Chan will open the Chinese Film Days in Bucharest on 11 September and will be named honorary cultural Ambassador of Romanian-Chinese relations.
The Romanian Film Center and China’s State Administration for Media, Publications, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT) signed a two-year memorandum in March 2014.
Jackie Chan will be joined by a team from the State Administration for Media, Publications, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT). The event which will take place in Bucharest, Arad and Craiova between 11 and 18 September is organized by the Romanian-Chinese House. In 2014 Romania and China are celebrating 65 years of cooperation.
Both countries have evaluated lately the perspectives of a future collaboration in cinema. In spring 2012 producer/director Bobby Păunescu announced the development of the first Romanian-Chinese coproduction between Romania-based Mandragora International and China Film Group Corporation. The Girl Who Knew Too Much will be a thriller/love story set in the fashion industry and involving a Romanian model and a Chinese owner of a world-renowned fashion brand.
According to Mediafax press agency, The Romanian Cultural Institute will open a subsidiary in Beijing in September 2014 and the Romanian prime minister, Victor Ponta, might be present at the event since he would be in an official mission in order to relieve the economical relations through a political collaboration.