Thứ Năm, 04/11/2021 00:31

Vietnamese film week to feature outstanding works

Some of the best Vietnamese movies will be screened for free in the run-up to the 22nd Vietnam Film Festival.

Some of the best Vietnamese movies will be screened for free in the run-up to the 22nd Vietnam Film Festival.

A scene in Mat Biec (Dreamy Eyes). (Photo courtesy of the producers)

A film week will be held both in the capital city of Hanoi and the central city of Da Nang between November 10-16.

The cinematic event will be hosted by the culture ministry's Cinema Department in collaboration with the National Cinema Centre, the culture authority of Da Nang city and other relevant units.

According to the organisers, 26 films were chosen for being screened during the week such as Bang Chung Vo Hinh (Invisible Evidence), Bo Gia (Dad, I’m Sorry), Gai Gia Lam Chieu V (Camellia Sisters), Mat Biec (Dreamy Eyes), Rom, and Tiec Trang Mau (Blood Moon Party).

All the selected films are those with high box office revenue, receiving rave reviews like Dad, I’m Sorry that had generated nearly 400 billion VND (18 million USD) from ticket sales in domestic theatres by this April, and those that have won cinematic awards like Rom.

The film week will also include movies that have not been introduced on the big screens like Mien Ky Uc (Memory Land), Nguoi Lang Nghe - Loi Thi Tham (Listeners - The Whispering), and Dien Toi (Darkness).

Mien Ky Uc was recently screened at the Busan International Film Festival (the Republic of Korea) and was nominated in the New Currents category.

The films will be screened for free during the film week at the National Cinema Centre in Hanoi and the Cultural and Cinema Centre in Da Nang.

The 22nd Vietnam Film Festival will be held virtually in the central province of Thua Thien Hue from November 18-20 under the motto Building a Vietnamese Film Industry Rich in National Identity, Modernity and Humanity. This is the first time the Vietnam Film Festival has been held online.

"In addition to honouring the country's cinematographers, the 22nd Vietnam Film Festival will help to bridge cinematic works to the public by means of the digital platform and showcase how domestic cinema has adapted to the special context that the world is also facing -- the COVID-19 pandemic," said deputy culture minister Ta Quang Dong.

The festival will feature 128 films from 42 units, including 26 feature films, 56 documentaries, 15 scientific films, and 31 animated films.

A number of side line events will be organised both in virtual and in-person forms, which are press conferences and the opening ceremony on November 18.

This year’s event will present two new awards, one for a feature film with the best cinematography, and the other for outstanding debut by a director.

Source: VNS