Croatia will be the backdrop for a blockbuster Chinese romantic comedy movie next year. The renowned Chinese director Jiang Zhongyuan will direct the movie which will star the famous Chinese actors Ma Su, Jiang Xin and Kou Zhenhai. The love story in Croatia, entitled “Summer in Croatia,” will start filming in the middle of next year and it set to hit cinemas in China in 2020.
“This is a great opportunity for Croatia, especially for Croatian tourism. I expect a significant growth in the number of Chinese tourists in Croatia after the realisation of this project,” commented the president of the Chinese Southeast European Business Association, Mario Rendulic.
According to information from the producers the film will highlight the natural and cultural beauties of Croatia, including the Dalmatian coastline, gastronomy and local traditions. The plot of Summer in Croatia is a love story and tells the story of Deng Mengpi who lost the love of her life and started to dream about the time they spent on holiday in Croatia. Six years after she went to Croatia with her boyfriend she travels back to the country to relive her memories.
Wanda Studios Group will distribute the movie in China, which almost guarantees the success of the project, and the film will be shown at 36 cinemas and with such a large market over 13 million people are expected to see Summer in Croatia.