A Chinese and Lao collaborative production, Champa Blossom, has officially premiered at Vientiane’s Major-Platinum Cineplex.
The movie was jointly produced by Laos and China, and begins screening nationwide today.
A ceremony was held for the premiere at the cineplex on Wednesday, attended by the cast, crew, producers, and relevant government officials from both countries.
“It is a please to celebrate the friendship between Laos and China, especially during Visit Laos-China Year 2019,” said Mr. Vithoun Soundara, Director General of the Cinema Department, Lao Ministry of Information, Culture, and Tourism.
The story of Champa Blossom demonstrates the friendly and cooperative relationship between Laos and China, and delves into the significance of the friendship and unity between the two nations while presenting the beautiful natural scenery of Laos to the audience.
Shooting commenced in 2016, with a cast of Lao and Chinese actors, telling the story of love between Lao and Chinese nationals, and demonstrating the differing but equally beautiful cultures of each.
The star of the show is Lao doctor-turned-actress Chandaly Ningnang Sitpraxay.
In the 90-minute film, five Chinese youths who travel among ASEAN countries, one of which is Laos.
During the visit, they meet a young Lao girl who is half-Lao and half-Chinese, and who works part-time in a restaurant. Together they join to sing the song Thian Mi Mi.
Later, two of them meet again in Luang Prabang and young love blossoms between them.
The movie is in celebration of the 55th anniversary of bilateral relations between Laos and China.