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Capital living in pavilion film

CHINESE film director Zhang Yimou is making a five-minute movie in Beijing for the Beijing Pavilion at the World Expo 2010, a senior Expo organizer of the capital city said yesterday.

The movie is about a foreign traveler's one-day visit in Beijing to show people's life in the capital through foreign eyes, said Xu Yuwei, vice chairman of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Beijing Sub-Council.

He made the remarks as 18 of 31 China provinces and municipalities, including Beijing, yesterday finished the steel structure on their pavilions at the joint-provincial pavilion at Expo site.

The movie will highlight many different sounds that the traveler hears in the city, including Beijing accents and Peking Opera, Xu said.

It will be played every 12 minutes in a theater in the Beijing Pavilion during the 184-day Expo. Eighty people can watch the movie together, he said.

Director Zhang amazed the world with his short-film bidding for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

The clip on the history and culture of China explained the modern phenomenon to the rest of the world, according to Xu.

Beijing is the last among all the provinces and municipalities to unveil an Expo exhibition plan.

The 600-square-meter Beijing Pavilion in the joint-provincial building can transform its structure into four iconic city buildings - the Temple of Heaven, the National Aquatics Center better known as the Water Cube, the Beijing National Stadium (the Bird's Nest) and National Grand Theater, Xu said.


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