Chinese Director keen to have joint film production venture with Pakistan

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By Rafia Haider

BEIJING, July 3, APP – Senior Chinese film director Cao Guiqian has expressed her keen desire to enter into a joint venture with her counterparts in Pakistan  strengthening people to people contact among the two countries and also  enhance their mutual understanding about each other’s culture.

Talking to APP, the competitive and competent woman director of China
with numerous films and drama serials to her credit, said the strong relationship between China and Pakistan could be further diversified and cooperation in the fields of film production and television drama making can be one of the most efficient modes to achieve the objective.

Inviting producers from Pakistan to enter into joint film making ventures with China, she said this holds tremendous potential as the professionals from the two countries could benefit from each others expertise as well asresources and capacities.

“Moreover, performers and technicians with different nationalities
working together is again a growing trend to bring people closer to each other,” she commented.

In reply to a question, Cao Guiqian said the venture could only be
materialized once a substantial proposal is dispatched to her and this is consequently as well as duly placed before the concerned departments of Peoples Republic of China and Islamic Republic Pakistan for official approval.

The Director with 21 years of experience in film making, sounded quite
confident that any joint Sino -Pakistan Film Production scheme could go a long way, particularly in view of the relations between the two countries.

To another query, she said cinema making has emerged as a tremendous means of investment that is not merely oriented towards profit making but also catalyst in providing quality and healthy entertainment to the people in general.

“I do look forward to an opportunity to work with competent professionals from Pakistan,” said Cao Guiqian.

Guiqian, also a distinguished opera performer is particularly known for
her music videos. She had started her career from Shanghai Conservatory of Music and later moved to Beijing Film Academy marking an outstanding career as TV dramas cum film director.