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Palme d'Or movies on show this week

Update: May, 08/2014 - 09:45

HA NOI  (VNS) — This week, people are invited to the screening of two Chinese films, In the Mood for Love and Farewell My Concubine at the Centre for Assistance and Development of Movie Talents.

In the Mood for Love is a Hong Kong film directed by Wong Kar-wai, starring Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung. The film premiered at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival, where it was nominated for the Palme d'Or.

Farewell My Concubine, a 1993 Chinese drama directed by Chen Kaige, is one of the significant works by the renowned Fifth Generation filmmakers, whose movies have garnered global attention.

Similar to other Fifth Generation films, Farewell My Concubine explores the impact of China's political turmoil during the mid-20th century on the lives of individuals, families, and communities. The film remains to date the only Chinese-language film to win the Cannes Palme d'Or.

The screening of In the Mood for Love starts at 7.30pm tomorrow, while the Farewell My Concubine will start at 2pm on Saturday, at TPD, 51 Tran Hung Dao Street (4th floor).

The movies will be presented in their original language with Vietnamese subtitles. The screening is for educational purpose and aim to support the TPD Centre's Young Cinema Fund.— VNS


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