Global EditionASIA 中文双语Français
Home / Culture / Film and TV

Greek-Chinese film premieres in Greece

Xinhua | Updated: 2022-02-25 11:15
Share - WeChat
Poster of the film  A Day in the Life of a Teddy Bear.[Photo/]

A feature film co-produced by Greece and China, "A Day in the Life of a Teddy Bear," premieres in Greek theaters on Thursday.

Filmed in 2019 in Greece, China and Austria, the movie tells the story of Panos, a Greek architect who moves to Shanghai for work. There, he meets Jinxi, a Chinese violinist planning to move to Vienna for her musical studies.

The film was written and directed by Vassilis Xiros, who served as Consul General of Greece in Shanghai from 2015 to 2019. His directorial debut was also his last project in China, as he had already finished his diplomatic term a few days before the shooting started.

With the China-Greece Year of Culture and Tourism falling this year, Xiros, who now works as an advisor to the Greek Culture and Sports minister in Athens, said he is happy that his movie can help bridge cultural gaps between the two countries.

"In both countries there is a vaguely positive perception of the other country, but in reality, we have little knowledge of everyday life and culture in Greece and China respectively," he said.

"This gap can only be bridged through cultural exchanges, and the Culture and Tourism Year can effectively serve this purpose, despite the limitations due to the (COVID-19) pandemic," he noted.

Most Popular
Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349