2017 Chinese Film Festival opens in Budapest

Source:Agencies Published: 2017/4/24 11:13:05

The 2017 Chinese Film Festival kicked off in Budapest, Hungary on April 23 with five movies, one of which is Jackie Chan's latest production, Kung Fu Yoga.

Liu Qibao, head of the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, and Balog Zoltan, Hungary’s Minister of Human Resources, jointly inaugurated the festival.

Jackie Chan, who was the guest star of the opening ceremony of the Festival, told reporters he would be considering making a film in Hungary. 

"Hungary is a place where I have always wanted to come, the scenery here is really beautiful, and most importantly it is cheap, and that counts nowadays when making movies around the world becomes more and more expensive," the martial arts master said shortly before the beginning of the ceremony. 

Chan is not only an actor, but also a well-known producer. According to him, he made close to 250 films. 

He explained that he was thinking of retirement, when the US market suddenly opened up to him, and later, "when the US market shrank, the Chinese market started to grow, and is getting bigger and bigger," he explained. 

"I do not know when to retire. I believe in work transformation, later, and then a few years later I will mainly act in feature films, art films, and less action films," he told Xinhua.

(Source: Xinhua, huanqiu.com)


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