|A scene in ’Silent Night’, directed by Piotr Domalewski. The film is competing at HANIFF 2018. It’s one of 10 Polish films that will be screened in big cities in Việt Nam. — Photo raindancefestival.com|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Many Polish films are being screened in Hà Nội, HCM City and Đà Nẵng as part of the Hà Nội International Film Festival (HANIFF 2018).
With the motto “Cinema - Integration and Sustainable Development”, HANIFF is taking place from October 27-31 with the participation of nearly 50 countries and territories from around the world.
Poland, home to talented and world-renowned movie directors, will bring its feature-length film Silent Night directed by Piotr Domalewski to take part in the competition of the HANIFF. The film is about Polish people who leave their country to earn a living abroad. They face difficulties while trying to earn money and mend broken family bonds.
Poland’s Allan Starski, an Oscar-winning production designer and set decorator, serves as member of the Jury Board for feature-length films. He won the Polish Eagle Award with the film Pan Tadeusz. His film The Pianist won France’s Ceasar Award and the Polish Eagle Award.
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Polish Independence, HANIFF’s Country in Focus Programme will feature excellent Polish cinema in 2018.
It is worth noting that Polish cinematographers have won many awards at prestigious international film festivals, including Los Angeles, Cannes and Toronto.
Ten Polish films will be screened on this occasion, including Ashes and Diamonds (1958); Nights and Days (1975); The Promised Land (1975); The Pianist (2002); Warsaw 44 (2014); Tatarak (2009); One Way Ticket to the Moon (2013); Plan B (2018); Silent Night (2017) and Ida (2013). They span different genres such as romance, history and music.
The audiences will also have the chance to enjoy these films for free in HCM City on November 1-5 and in Đà Nẵng on November 5-10. All the films have English subtitles. — VNS