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Vietnamese film fest to be held in France in July

Publication Date : 17-04-2014


A Vietnamese film festival will be held in July in the French coastal city of Saint Malo, representatives from the organising board said in a press conference in Paris.

The event will be organised by French company Iriscommsex in collaboration with the Cinema Department under Vietnam's Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the French Embassy in Vietnam.

Ngo Phuong Lan, director of the department, said the festival would bring to the French audience films made during the last two decades, which are considered to reflect important historical events and the development of Vietnam–France relations as well as the growth of Vietnam's film industry. Some of these films had won prizes at international film festivals.

In addition, several films on the theme of Vietnam made by French directors or overseas Vietnamese in France would also be screened during the event, Lan noted, adding that besides feature films, documentary and animated films were also on the agenda.

Speaking at the press conference, French Ambassador to Vietmam Jean Noel Poirier said cinema would be a window for the French audience to look into the Vietnamese culture.

He said he had seen several Vietnamese films and through these, he had felt the movements and aspirations of a country that was fast transforming itself.


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