Australian Film Show to Mark Anniversary of Bilateral Relations

The Australian embassy in Ha Noi will screen Australian films over the next few weeks in seven cities and provinces to mark the 35th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties with Viet Nam.

There will be seven feature films -- Crackerjack, The Home Song Stories, Look Both Ways, Looking for Alibrandi, Razzle Dazzle, Ten Canoes, Two Hands -- besides two short films, Crocodile Dreaming and the 2003 Academy Award-winning Harvie Krumpet.

The Home Song Stories directed by Tony Ayres and Ten Canoes directed by Rolf de Heer and Peter Djigirr are critically acclaimed films.

The former won eight Australian Film Industry Awards, including for Best Leading Actress and Best Original Screenplay.

Ten Canoes is the first full-length feature made entirely in an indigenous Australian language and won a special jury prize at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.

The schedule for the three-week festival is: Ha Noi from November 14 to 10; in the northern province of Thanh Hoa on November 17; central provinces of Nghe An on November 18, Ha Tinh on November 19, and Quang Binh on November 20; Ho Chi Minh City from November 28 to December 3 and the Mekong Delta province of An Giang on December 2-4.

Free tickets are available at the Australian embassy in Ha Noi; Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City, and cinemas where the films are to be shown.

By V.Xuan – Translated by Kim Khanh

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