Short films from ASEAN countries presented at S-Express Vietnam 2022

July, 29/2022 - 08:00
ans of the silver screen in Việt Nam will have the chance to enjoy fascinating films from several Southeast Asian countries.

HÀ NỘI — Fans of the silver screen in Việt Nam will have the chance to enjoy fascinating films from several Southeast Asian countries.

Every Thursday night between July 28 and September 29, S-Express Vietnam 2022 will showcase short movies from 10 countries in across the region: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Việt Nam.

This is the first time the S-Express has been organised in Việt Nam, offering an opportunity for film lovers to learn about the film industry as well as the culture of those countries.

The S-Express has been organised for the first time in Việt Nam, offering an opportunity for film lovers to learn about the film industry as well as the culture of ASEAN countries.

The S-Express Vietnam 2022 is hosted in the cultural space Cà phê Thứ Bảy (Saturday Coffee), at the initiative of movie curator Marcus Mạnh Cường Vũ. Vũ is also the curator of Vietnamese movies participating in the S-Express programme.

Initiated in 2002, the S-Express is an annual collaboration of short film programmes from Southeast Asian countries. This programme is an insight into the development of filmmaking in the region. It aims to bring the selected films from each region to travel to their neighbouring countries. Việt Nam joined the programme in 2016.

The S-Express Vietnam 2022 will take place both online and offline at 0109 Park 1, Times City, in Hai Bà Trưng District in Hà Nội.

In HCM City, the programme will be held at 79A Phan Kế Bính Street, Đa Kao Ward, District 1.

A scene from the film 'May' by filmmaker Hậu Trần. The film was presented to launch the S-Express Việt Nam 2022 yesterday. — Photo courtesy of S-Express Vietnam 2022

Films by Vietnamese independent filmmakers opened the programme last night and will be followed by Singapore on August 4.

The agenda will feature films from Laos on August 11, Indonesia on August 18, and the Philippines on August 25.

In September, movies from Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei, Myanmar and Cambodia will be screened.

Vietnamese international-awarding-winning filmmakers Nguyễn Hoàng Điệp and curator Vũ will be the host of S-Express Vietnam 2022 in Hà Nội. Movie director Lan Nguyên will take the role in HCM City.

The free-of-charge screening every Thursday will start at 7pm, followed by a Q&A section between the audience and the filmmakers and curator.

More information is available on the Facebook page of Càphê Thứ Bảy Trẻ, Càphê Thứ Bảy Hà Nội, and Salon Văn hóa Càphê Thứ Bảy. — VNS

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