Director/Artist Thanh Van
A Vietnam film festival will be held at Saint Malo in France from July 1 to 6 in the framework of the Vietnamese Year in France. This is also the first time that the Vietnam Cinema Department under the Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism organizes a film festival in France, according to VietnamPlus.
Artists participating in the film festival in France include director/artist Thanh Van and her husband Nhuan Giang, director Vu Dinh Tuan, Doan Minh Tuan, and others.
Actors and actresses such as Truong Ngoc Anh, Hong Anh, Van Trang and Cam Lynh, as well as representatives from the Central Documentary and Science Film Studio, Giai Phong Film Studio, Vietnam Film Serial Studio, among others, will also participate in the this special festival.
The Vietnam Film Festival will introduce to the public many cinema works, which have a variety of themes, and are rich in expression. Besides the new films, the festival will also introduce other old, yet valuable cinema films that are still popular.
These include Bi mat tham do (Scandal), Khat vong Thang Long (Thang Long Aspiration), Lua Phat (Once Upon A Time in Vietnam), Mui co chay (The Scent of Burning Grass), Nhung nguoi viet huyen thoai (The Legend Makers), Tam long me (Ame Maternelle), Thien menh anh hung (Blood Letter), Trang noi day gieng (Moon At The Bottle Of The Well) and Va anh se tro lai (And I Will Come Back).
There will also be a series of films directed by Vietnamese-French directors, such as “Adrift”, “Indochine”, “L’amant”, “The Scent of Green Papaya”, and “The Vertical Ray of the Sun”.
The festival also features “Living with History” by Director Nguyen Thanh Van, and “Dien Bien Phu” by French Director Pierre Schoendoerffer.
The festival is an interesting meeting between Vietnamese and French cinematography, marking a historical event that has been attached to the fate of both countries, according to VietnamPlus.