Shootings of first Kazakhstan-Chinese movie to start in Kazakhstan
Joint operation of JSC «Kazakhfilm» and the Chinese film company Shineworks under the name "Composer" will narrate about friendship of famous composer from China Xi Xinghai with Kazakh composer Bakhytzhan Baikadamov, BNews.kz correspondent reports.
Film crew from Shineworks film company led by famous director Sherizat Yakub arrived from China to Almaty for work on a movie. The movie will be devoted to Chinese composer Xi Xinghai who made an invaluable contribution to world art. In days of the Great Patriotic War (from 1941 to 1943) Xi Xinghai was in Kazakhstan where made friends with the outstanding Kazakh composer Bakhytzhan Baykadamov. The movie narrates about friendship and cooperation of two great musicians.
"A lot of work is already made. We are grateful to the Kazakhstan partners. Many films about Xi Xinghai and about the different periods of his life were shot in China, but Chinese practically do not know anything about those years when he lived and worked in Kazakhstan. It is very important for us to tell about that warm welcome here and about support his creativity in your country," Sherizat Yakub said.
The agreement on shootings of the joint film project was reached at the Forum about the coproduction of the Second International Film Festival "Silk Way" in China, in Fuzhou city on September 26, 2015. The agreement between JSC Kazakhfilm and the Chinese film company Shineworks on cooperation on coproduction, financing and use of the feature film under the working name "Composer" is signed on November 2, 2016. The movie passed into the preparatory period on December, 2016. Shootings will begin in 2017. A considerable part of the movie will be shot in Kazakhstan.
"This project is very important for us as the first example of a coproduction with China and as the movie about the friendship of the people shown on the example of life of specific people. The best personnel will be work from our side, we will give the world support," president of JSC Kazakhfilm of Sh. Aimanov Bakhyt Kairbekov said.