SHANGHAI, June 18 (Xinhua) -- Shooting started on the Tibetan dialogue film "The Sky of Tibet" this month in Lhasa, capital of Tibetan autonomous region, announced the producer Shanghai Film Group Corporation at the ongoing 15th Shanghai International Film Festival.
"The Sky of Tibet" is an epic story of two Tibetan boys from different backgrounds and families, who grow up together on a plantation over sixty years ago. After having gone through the vicissitudes of life, their friendship is restored at the end.
The producer took three years to prepare for the film's shooting, said Ren Zhonglun, president of the Shanghai Film Group Corporation at the festival, adding that the film will be dedicated to the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China which will open this year.
Film director Fu Dongyu said the film's actors had been receiving training, with more than 10,000 extras engaged in the film.