1st Israeli film festival celebrates 20 years of diplomatic relations

The first Israeli film festival in Vietnam marking the 20 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries opened at the National Cinema Center in Hanoi on November 1 and will run till 5.

The event will take place at the BHD Star Cineplex ICON68 in Ho Chi Minh City on November 6-10.

The films will be introduced to Vietnamese audiences including “Foreign Letters,” “Broken Wings,” “The Matchmaker,” “Someone to Run With” and “Something Sweet”.

“Foreign Letters,” by director Ela Their was chosen for screening in the opening ceremony. Based on the filmmaker's own experience, Foreign Letters is a story about prejudice, poverty, shame, and the power of friendship to heal people.

It is a story of Ellie, who is a 12-year-old immigrant girl from Israel. She feels lonely and homesick in the United States and then her life brightens when she meets Thuy, a Vietnamese refugee of her age. They build friendship and identify with each other in life.

By Thanh Son- Translated by Kim Khanh

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