|The event will be organised by the French company Iriscommsex in collaboration with the Cinema Department under Viet Nam's Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the French Embassy in Viet Nam. — Photo nhandan
PARIS ( VNS) — A Vietnamese Film Festival will be held in July in the French coastal city of Saint Malo, representatives from the organising board said at a press conference in Paris.
The event will be organised by the French company Iriscommsex in collaboration with the Cinema Department under Viet Nam's Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the French Embassy in Viet Nam.
Ngo Phuong Lan, director of the department, said the festival would bring to the French audience films made during the last two decades, which are considered to reflect important historical events and the development of Viet Nam–France relations as well as the growth of Viet Nam's film industry. Some of these films had won prizes at international film festivals.
In addition, several films on the theme of Viet Nam made by French directors or overseas Vietnamese in France would also be screened during the event, Lan noted, adding that besides feature films, documentary and animated films were also on the agenda.
Speaking at the press conference, the French Ambassador to Viet Nam Jean Noel Poirier pointed out that cinema would be a window for the French audience to look into the Vietnamese culture.
He said he had seen several Vietnamese films, and through these he had felt the movements and aspirations of a country that is fast transforming itself.
The Vietnamese Film Festival in Saint Malo is one of the most eagerly awaited events of the Viet Nam Year in France, which is celebrating the 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries. – VNS