|Classic: The FVH Film Night on July 20 will present 1970’s classic Mối Tình Đầu (The First Love) by director Hải Ninh.|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The FVH Film Night on July 20 will present 1970’s classic Mối Tình Đầu (The First Love) by director Hải Ninh.
Released in 1977, the movie features many leading stars of the time, including Thế Anh, Như Quỳnh, Trà Giang, Lan Hương, Băng Châu. It won the Silver Lotus Award at the 5th National Film Festival in 1980, which presented the best films of the Việt Nam’s revolutionary cinema industry.
The film is set in Sài Gòn before 1975, just before the end of the American War. It was a time of confusion for young people who had many questions about what choices to make in their lives. The film recounts the first love of a student, Ba Duy, with a young girl, Diễm Hương. Sadly, their relationship ends when Hương was forced to marry an American counselor in order to save her father.
A devastated and heartbroken Duy drops out school and turns to drugs as a way to forget his love and his life. But hope returns when Hai Lan, his sister, who is also an intelligence agent, takes him under her wing. She helps to take him back on the right track with his life.
During the final days before the city liberation forces arrive, Hương finds out that her husband is plotting to kidnap Vietnamese children to sell to foreigners. She is murdered by her husband.
The black-and-white film will be presented with English subtitles. The screening will take place at Vietnam Feature Films Studio (VFS), 4 Thụy Khuê Street, Tây Hồ District from 7.30pm until 9pm. Donation: VNĐ150,000. Limit: 50 people. To reserve a ticket, contact firstname.lastname@example.org — VNS