Italian movies to entertain Vietnamese audiences

October 05, 2022 - 09:22
Seven movies representing Italian society will be screened in Hà Nội and HCM City as part of the Italian Film Festival 2022.

HÀ NỘI — Seven movies representing Italian society will be screened in Hà Nội and HCM City as part of the Italian Film Festival 2022.

Italian ambassador to Việt Nam Antonio Alessandro said the event is being organised in collaboration with the Asian Film Festival of Rome and aims to offer the Vietnamese public a glimpse at contemporary Italian cinema.

Through drama and comedy, intimate stories and urban city life, these seven movies perfectly depict Italian contemporary society which faces new challenges amid efforts to maintain its deep roots in its past, he said.

A scene from the film Everything’s gonna be Alright. — Photo courtesy of the producer

Antonio Termenini, director of the Asian Film Festival of Rome, said Italian cinema has not been known widely and presented in many areas in the world though it has prize-winning films at Cannes Film Festival or the Oscars.

“This is a chance for Vietnamese audiences to know more about the age-old cinema of Italy as well as what it depicts," he said.

The movies include Everything’s gonna be Alright (Cosa Sara), The Great Silence (Il Silenzio Grande), Doctor on Call (Una note da dottore), A Rirl Returned (L’arminuta), Breaking up in Rome (Lasciarsi un Giorno a Roma), The Inner Cage (Aria Ferma), and The King of Laugh (Qui rido io).

On the opening night (October 3), audiences had a chance to talk with the renowned Vietnamese journalist and film critic Lê Hồng Lâm, along with Antonio Termenini.

Free tickets are available at the National Cinema Center in Hà Nội, where the films are screened till October 9.

The festival will also take place at the DCINE Bến Thành at 6 Mạc Đĩnh Chi Street in District 1 of HCM City from October 10 to October 16. — VNS