|Proud history: A scene in the film Cao Hơn Bầu Trời (Higher Than the Sky), directed by Xuân Cường. — Photo courtesy of Giải Phóng Film Productions|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The Department of Cinema will organise a film week introducing films on the topics of war, patriotism and revolution.
The special film screenings will be held from February 3-18 across the country to celebrate the 88th anniversary of the establishment of the Communist Party (February 3, 1930-2018).
The organising board selected many significant documentaries and films such as Cao Hơn Bầu Trời (Higher Than the Sky), directed by Xuân Cường, honouring the victory of the Vietnamese army and people in Hà Nội during the 12 days and nights fighting an onslaught from the US Air Force in 1972. The film is highly regarded by cinematic experts.
Other films include Đỉnh Cao Chiến Thắng (Climax of Victory) about the Linebacker 2 campaign in 1972, Đường Tới Độc Lập Tự Do (Way to Independence, Freedom) directed by Lê Phong Lan, Đừng Đốt (Don’t Burn) directed by Đặng Nhật Minh and Nhà Tiên Tri (The Prophecy), a biopic of President Hồ Chí Minh directed by Vương Đức.
The film week will be chaired by the Department of Cinema, in collaboration with other relevant departments and film companies.
The establishment of the Communist Party of Việt Nam in 1930 is considered a milestone of national salvation. It stressed the Party’s work to build its institutions, prevent ideological, ethical and lifestyle degradation and bolster the phenomena of “self-evolution” and “self-transformation” within the Party. — VNS