First Sino-Finnish Film “Jade Warrior” to Premiere in China

Jade Warrior, the first-ever Sino-Finnish co-production, will screen in Chinese cinemas on October 24. ? Inspired by the Finnish national epic, the Kalevala, the movie tells the tale of a love-struck hero who fights against the restrictions of modern life and searches for a love that transcends time and place. After he embarks on a journey to be reunited with his love, he discovers his true origin, his skill as a warrior and his unique destiny. ?? The Nordic mythology co-opts Chinese martials arts in many fight scenes, a move the director describes as risky but exciting. The film’s young director, Antti-Jussi Annila, invited famous the Finnish actor Tommi Eronen and Chinese starlet Zhang Jingchu to play the lead roles in the epic. ?? Shooting venues include Finland, Estonia and China’s Zhejiang province. ?? The movie has its world premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival in September.

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