A contract was signed with the French company "CTM" on the reconstruction of the "Azerbaijanfilm" studio with the participation of world-renowned actor Gerard Depardieu at the Azerbaijani Ministry of Culture and Tourism in Baku today.
Azerbaijani Minister of Culture and Tourism Abulfaz Garayev, "CTM" director general Arno Frille and actor Gerard Depardieu attended the signing ceremony, relevant bodies told Trend at the event today.
The minister said that the reconstruction of the cinema studio will renew cinema in Azerbaijan.
Gerard Depardieu said that Azerbaijan has great tourism potential. He admired the nature, culture and hospitality. Depardieu is glad with signing such an important contract.
It should be stressed that Gerard Depardieu arrived in Baku to shoot the documentary film 'Alexander Dumas in Azerbaijan'. The actor plays one of major roles.
Shooting will take place in Baku and regions of the country visited by French writer Alexander Dumas in 1858. After this visit, Dumas published a book "Dumas's journey to the Caucasus."