Film festival to introduce Spain to Vietnam

10:51 | 19/10/2017 Society

Hanoians will be provided with the opportunity to learn more about Spain through the screening of five films during the Spanish Film Week, which will take place from October 17-22 at the National Cinema Centre, No. 87 Lang Ha, in Hanoi.

Film festival to introduce Spain to Vietnam

Under the theme ‘Eye on Spain’, five films, divided into the genres of comedy, drama and thrillers, will demonstrate the creative zest of Spain. The films will include ‘Truman’, ‘Sidetracked’, ‘Living Is Easy with Eyes Closed’ and ‘Box 507’

In addition, the highlight of the event will be the screening of the world premiere of the film titled ‘Thi Mai’, the first Spanish feature ever to be shot in Vietnam. The film is a classic tale of West-meets-East, with a hilarious Spanish-Vietnamese twist and a star-studded cast from Spain and Vietnam.

The film’s director, Patricia Ferreira, and producer Larry Levene will speak to the audience about working on location in Hanoi and Ha Long Bay at the festival’s first screening.

The festival will also include a round-table discussion among the film-makes from the two countries, as well as other activities to strengthen their ties and explore opportunities for future collaboration.

As part of activities to mark the 40th anniversary of Vietnam-Spain diplomatic ties, the event has been organised by the Spanish Embassy in Hanoi.

Theo NDO