China to shoot first film in Cuba

3FCA5C4D-8FC9-45DB-9BC7-2C7C1FA09982_w640_r1_sHAVANA, Jan. 28 (Xinhua)  Cuba and China will begin shooting their first-ever film in collaboration in March on the Caribbean island, the Cuban News Agency reported Wednesday.

A co-production of China’s Moshan film company and Cuba’s RTV Commercial, the film “Amores en la Habana” or “Loves in Havana” revolves around a young Chinese student’s love story in Cuba. It explores trials and tribulations of relationships between people of different cultural backgrounds.

The film, to be on shooting from March 10, marks the first project to emerge from an agreement between the production houses to jointly create movies that touch on social and cultural aspects of the two countries, said RTV General Director Joel Ortega.

“Most importantly, this project will bring together Chinese and Cuban talent to make a movie that unites us,” said Ortega.

Jorge Gomez, director of the Cuban musical group Moncada, musical director Roberto Perez and choreographer Juan Gomez will be arranging the film’s music and dance numbers.