Annual Francophone Film Festival to return main cities

The annual Francophone Film Festival 2017 will take place in major cities,  Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hue and Vinh  from March 19-April 2.

Films from French speaking countries, including Canada, France, Morocco, Switzerland, the delegation of Wallonia-Brussels and Vietnam will be screened in the event.

The film fest organized by the partners of the Group of Embassies, Delegations and Francophone Institutions in Vietnam aims to present the cultural diversity of La Francophonie.

Movies include Gus – Petit oiseau, grand voyage (Yellowbird), Mekong Stories (Big Father, Small Father and Other Stories) , Heidi, À peine j’ouvre les yeux (As I Open My Eyes), La Grande Villa, Caprice, L’Écharpe rouge (The Red Scarf), Palace du Prince, Le Mépris (Contempt) , Laurence Anyways.

The Vietnamese film,  Mekong Stories (Big Father, Small Father & Other Stories) by director Phan Dang Di was screened in cinemas in France last April, competed in the “A window of Asia Cinema” category at the Busan International Film Festival 2015 and also nominated for best film at the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival. It won the Young Jury’s Award for the Best Film at the annual Film Festival of the Three Continents which has been held in Nantes (France) since 1979, and is devoted to the cinemas of Asia, Africa and Latin America. The film is about the people on the Mekong river bank who are struggling to survive and face the drastic changes of Saigon in the early 2000s

“Palace du Prince” by director Dinh Thai Thuy tells about the stories of beauties and conspiracies to seize power are at the origin of many tragedies under the dynasty of the Lords Nguyen Phuc Lan – Nguyen Phuc Tan.

 

By Kim Khanh

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