Vietnamese Film Week celebrates national days

August, 20/2022 - 08:50

A series of Vietnamese films will be screened at Vietnamese Film Week nationwide as part of celebrating the 77th August Revolution (August 19) and National Day (September) holidays.

A scene from Anh Thầy Ngôi Sao (My Teacher) by director Nguyễn Đức Thịnh. The film will be screened at the national Vietnamese Film Week to celebrate the 77th August Revolution (August 19) and National Day (September 2) holidays. Photo courtesy of the producer

HCM CITY — A series of Vietnamese films will be screened at Vietnamese Film Week nationwide as part of celebrating the 77th August Revolution (August 19) and National Day (September 2) holidays.

The event, which began yesterday and will run until September 5, presents feature films, documentaries and animated films by talented directors from different periods.

Highlighted works include the feature film Anh Thầy Ngôi Sao (My Teacher) produced by CJ HK Entertainment and HK Film, the documentary film Nguyễn Tất Thành- Những Dấu Ấn Lịch Sử (Nguyễn Tất Thành- Historical Events) by People’s Army Film Studio, and the animated film Đại Hành Hoàng Đế (Emperor Lê Đại Hành) by Việt Nam Animation Studio.

Director Phan Minh Sơn’s Nguyễn Tất Thành- Những Dấu Ấn Lịch Sử features historical events related to revolutionary Nguyễn Tất Thành, an alias of the late President Hồ Chí Minh.

The 35-minute film includes images, information and reports about the young, ambitious Thành, who left the Nhà Rồng Wharf of Sài Gòn (now HCM City) in 1911 on a French sea liner to seek ways for national salvation.

Anh Thầy Ngôi Sao by director Nguyễn Đức Thịnh is a story of youth and love.

The 120-minute film features the challenges that young Vietnamese people face in modern times.

UNCLE HỒ: Director Phan Minh Sơn’s Nguyễn Tất Thành-Những Dấu Ấn Lịch Sử features historical events related to revolutionary Nguyễn Tất Thành, an alias of the late President Hồ Chí Minh. Photo courtesy of the producer

Trịnh Lâm Tùng’s 50-minute animated work Đại Hành Hoàng Đế includes three episodes portraying the life and career of General Lê Hoàn, who led his army to win the Song invasion in 981 and later became the first emperor of the Early Lê Dynasty, named Lê Đại Hành.

According to the event’s organser, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the film screening is being jointly held by the Cinema Department, film studios and cinema centres nationwide.

Television stations have announced they will air a series of revolutionary films during the film week.

These films include Cánh Đồng Hoang (The Wild Field), released in 1979 and directed by the late People’s Artist Nguyễn Hồng Sến; and Bao Giờ Cho Đến Tháng Mười (When October Comes) by late People’s Artist Đặng Nhật Minh released in 1984.

Both films tell of the lives of people and soldiers during the American War.

Sến’s Cánh Đồng Hoang focuses on a guerilla couple and their newborn son living in the Đồng Tháp Mười region of Long An Province. The film won the Gold Medal at the Moscow International Film Festival.

Minh’s Bao Giờ Cho Đến Tháng Mười tells of the sacrifices made by Vietnamese women during the war.

The film won a Golden Lotus for Best Film at the Việt Nam National Film Festival and the Special Jury Award at Hawaii International Film Festival in 1985.

It was selected by CNN as one of the 18 all-time best Asian films. — VNS

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