|First feature: Camen Machi, Dani Rovira, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón and Adriana Ozores in Thị Mai. The film will be screened at the Spanish Film Festival. — Photo cineuropa.org|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — A selection of the latest Spanish films will be screened at the Spanish film festival to be held at the National Cinema Centre from October 17-22.
Five films, divided into comedy, drama and thrillers, will show the creative zest of Spain, a country that ranks fourth in Europe and eighth in the world in terms of cinematic production.
The event, run by the Spanish Embassy and entitled Eye on Spain, celebrates the fortieth anniversary of diplomatic relations between Spain and Việt Nam.
The highlight of the event will be the screening of the world premiere of Thị Mai, the first Spanish feature shot in Việt Nam. The film is a classic tale of West-meets-East with an hilarious Spanish-Vietnamese twist and a star-studded cast from Spain and Việt Nam.
Thị Mai’s director, Patricia Ferreira, and producer Larry Levene will speak about working on location in Hà Nội and Hạ Long Bay at the festival’s first screening on October 18.
The festival will also include a round-table discussion among film-makes from the two countries as well as other activities to strengthen ties and explore opportunities for future collaboration. — VNS