Film Festival and Concert mark Japan-Vietnam Friendship Year

Japanese Film Weekend Autumn 2013 celebrating the 40th anniversary of Vietnam-Japan diplomatic ties and Japan-Vietnam Friendship Year opened in Hanoi on September 13.

Two and a half years have passed since the tragic earthquake and tsunami hit Japan on March 11. Tremendous efforts for recovery have been implemented since then but the scars are still visible in many places in the region. The film festival aims to commemorate residents who lost their lives in the disaster.

All films are related to the natural disasters that occurred in Japan, including two excellent documentaries on the earthquake and tsunami that took place on March 11, 2011.

The event opens with the latest documentary film ‘The Radio of Hope’ (2012), and then ‘Light up Nippon’ (2012), ‘Éclair’ (2011), and ‘Wanko’.

All films will be screened with Vietnamese and English sub-titles.

The Japanese Film Weekend Autumn 2013 will run until September 15 at the National Cinema Center.

In addition, a special concert marking the 40th anniversary of Vietnam-Japan diplomatic ties will be held at the Hanoi Opera House on September 14-15.

The music show features Japanese pianist Kodoma Mono together with artists of the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra and conductor Honna Tetsuji.

Compiled by Kim Khanh

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