Jordanians flock to Chinese Film Week in Amman

Source: Xinhua| 2019-10-28 20:09:42|Editor: huaxia
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Pan Weifang, the Chinese ambassador to Jordan, addresses at the opening ceremony of Chinese film week in Amman, Jordan, on Oct. 27, 2019. (Xinhua/Mohammad Abu Ghosh)

It's interesting to watch Chinese movies during the ongoing Chinese film week in Amman, says Adel Hatem, a Jordanian audience who is used to watching Hollywood movies.

AMMAN, Oct. 28 (Xinhua) -- Scores of Jordanians on Sunday flocked to watch a Chinese action movie which marked the start of a week-long Chinese Film Week in Jordan's capital Amman.

Wolf Warrior II, the director of which is Chinese martial actor Wu Jing, was the first movie screened at the film week.

"This is a very good idea of holding a Chinese film week as we are used to watching Hollywood movies mainly," Adel Hatem, one of the audiences, told Xinhua.

"I enjoyed watching the Chinese movie today and I will tell my friends about this interesting experience," he added.

Deema Dahleh said after watching the movie that "when we watch the Chinese movies, we get to know more about Chinese culture and how to cope with Chinese people we meet in our lives as friends or colleagues."

Mohammad Abu Rumman, Jordanian cultural minister, stressed that Jordan was interested in exchanging expertise and benefiting from China's film-making industry.

He said the film week is an opportunity to further build bridges between the two peoples and enhance cultural ties.

Chinese Ambassador in Jordan Pan Weifang said the week will help Jordanians familiarize with Chinese tradition, culture and lifestyle, noting that China highly values cultural cooperation between the two countries.

A new Chinese cultural center will be soon opened in Amman to further enhance ties in this regard, said Pan.

The film week will continue to October 31 and five Chinese movies will be screened, including Jackie Chan's action adventure comedy Kung Fu Yoga.