Modern Vietnamese films screened in Argentina to mark diplomatic ties

15:01 | 11/05/2018 Society

Five popular Vietnamese feature films were screened in Buenos Aires during a film fest to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Vietnam – Argentina diplomatic ties.

Vietnamese Ambassador to Argentina Dang Xuan Dung at the opening event of the Vietnam Film Week in Argentina from May 3-9 - Photo: VNA

The Vietnam Film Week was launched by the Vietnam Cinema Department on May 3, featuring “Co Ba SaiGon” (The Tailor), “Quyen”, “Dao Cua Dan Ngu Cu” (The Island of Aliens), “ToiThayHoaVangTren Co Xanh” (I See Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass), and “CuocDoiCua Yen” (Yen’s Life).

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Vietnamese Ambassador to Argentina Dang Xuan Dung said that, since Vietnam and Argentina set up the diplomatic ties 45 years ago, the comprehensive partnership between the two countries has been strengthened in all areas, from politics and economics to culture and people-to-people exchanges.

He hoped that the films’ artistic and cultural values wouldbring people of the two nations closer to each other. He said he expects that through these films, Argentine people will have a fresh look of Vietnam today, a country that is making great efforts to keep up with the world while preserving its traditional culture.

Head of the Vietnam Cinema Department Ngo Phuong Lan said the films are outstanding works by young Vietnamese directors, who have won a number of awards at both local and international film festivals.

The film week ran through May 9.

During this time, the Vietnam Cinema Department delegation met with leaders of the Argentine Ministry of Culture, the National Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts (INACAA), the Argentina – Vietnam Culture Institute (ICAV) and local film makers.