The premier of the first China-Pakistan animated movie “Allahyar and the Legend of Markhor” will be held here at ZYED cinema here on Sunday as part of the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Pakistan.
Pakistan Embassy Beijing in collaboration with Xi’an Bailu Fenghe Productions will organize the screening of the film.
‘Allahyar and the Legend of Markhor’ is a Pakistani computer animated film scripted and directed by Uzair Zaheer Khan.
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The movie depicts the story of a young and mischievous boy ‘Allahyar’ and his relationship with animals. Set in the northern regions of Pakistan, Allahyar and the Legend of Markhor, aims to send across the message of the preservation of wildlife.
What sets the film apart from other animated movies produced so far is that it comprises of fine quality animation anchoraged in an indigenized story-line and localized characters the likes of Mehru (Markhor) and Chakku (A Snow Leopard).
Two movies co-produced by Chinese and Pakistani filmmakers will be released as part of efforts to promote cultural communication, with the approach of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
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The film will be screened to celebrate seven decades of the establishment of China-Pakistan diplomatic relations. The both countries have so far organized over 120 events to celebrate the all weather friendship.
Five Pakistani movies being screened in Beijing
As part of the celebratory activities of 70 years of Pakistan-China diplomatic ties, five movies from Pakistan will be screened during a first-ever Pakistan Film Week starting here from Wednesday (Aug 04).
Pakistan Embassy, Beijing and China-Film Administration have jointly organized the four-day film week to further enhance cultural exchanges and people to people contacts between the two countries.
The premiere of film “Motorcycle Girl” will be held on August 4 at 6:30 p.m at China Film Archive, No.3, Wenhuiyuan Lu, Haidian District, Beijing. The movie will be screened with Chinese and English subtitles.
Read more: ‘Parwaz hai Junoon’ to become first Pakistani film in Chinese cinemas after 40 years
The movies to be screened during the film week include Motorcycle Girl, Punjab Nahi Jaungi, Bin Roye, Ho Maan Jahan and Blind Love. Two films will be screened on the last day of the film week.
In November last year, “Parwaaz Hai Junoon” became the first Pakistan film to hit the silver-screens in China first time in 40 years.
APP with additional input by GVS News Desk