As part of the celebratory activities of 70 years of Pakistan-China diplomatic ties, five movies from Pakistan will be screened during a first-ever Pakistan Film Week starting here from Wednesday (Aug 04).

Pakistan Embassy, Beijing and China-Film Administration have jointly organized the four-day film week to further enhance cultural exchanges and people to people contacts between the two countries.

The premier of the film “Motorcycle Girl” will be held on August 4 at 6:30 p.m at China Film Archive, No.3, Wenhuiyuan Lu, Haidian District, Beijing. The movie will be screened with Chinese and English subtitles.

The movies to be screened during the film week include Motorcycle Girl, Punjab Nahi Jaungi, Bin Roye, Ho Mann Jahan and Blind love.

Two films will be screened on the last day of the film week.

In November last year, “Parwaaz Hai Junoon” became the first Pakistani film to hit the silver-screens in China for the first time in 40 years.

The movie received the round of applause from around 400 people including officials of the Chinese government, institutions, enterprises, think tanks and media during its premier show.

The screening of movies during the film week is expected to build a new bridge for cultural exchanges between the two countries and further consolidate the Pakistan-China friendship.

It is also likely to pave the way for joint ventures and joint productions of Pakistani movies between Pakistan and China.

Motorcycle Girl:

A 2018 biographical adventure drama, the film is based on the life of Zenith Irfan, the first female Pakistani motorcyclist who decided to travel across Pakistan and faced many challenges along the way. Directed, written and co-produced by Adnan Sarwar, the film stars Sohai Ali Abro as Zenith Irfan.

Punjab Nahi Jaon Gi (I won’t got to Punjab)

This 2017 rom-com directed by Nadeem Baig and written by Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar. is a light-hearted girl-boy-girl love triangle that immerses one in Punjabi culture. It features Humayun Saeed, Mehwish Hayat and Urwa Hocane in lead roles.

Bin Roye (Without Crying)

Based on the novel Bin Roye Ansoo by Farhat Ishtiaq, this romantic drama was directed by Momina Duraid and Shahzad Kashmiri. Produced by Momina Duraid, the film stars Humayun Saeed, Mahira Khan and Armeena Khan. The story revolves around Saba (Mahira Khan) who has always been in love with her friend Irtaza (Humayun Saeed) who eventually marries Saba’s elder sister Saman (Armeena Khan). Bin Roye is the sixth-highest grossing Pakistani film.

Ho Mann Jahaan

A coming-of-age urban story set in present-day Karachi, Ho Mann Jahaan is a powerful story about friendship, passion for music, and aspiration for fame. Directed and written by Asim Raza, the film stars Adeel Hussain, Mahira Khan, Sheheryar Munawar and Sonya Jehan in major roles.

Blind Love

This romantic-action film, released in 2016, is about a bank robbery gang. Trouble ensues when one of the bank robbers Danish (Yasir Shah) falls in love with bank manager Sara (Nimra Khan) who lost her eyesight due to injuries during the robbery.

From : pk.mashable.com

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