Festival to showcase Swedish films in Ha Noi

Update: October, 01/2014 - 15:00
The official poster of the Swedish Film Festival to be held in Ha Noi between October 3-5.

HA NOI (VNS) — The Swedish Film Festival will show films free of charge for the people in Ha Noi this weekend.

The festival, which marks 45 years of diplomatic relations between Sweden and Viet Nam, focuses on popular Swedish films.

From the box-office success Easy Money portraying organised crime in Stockholm to the Oscar-winning story of the forgotten musician Rodriguez in Searching For Sugar Man, the film festival has something of every genre, offering the audience a fascinating opportunity they cannot miss.

The other movies that will be screened are Palme featuring the story of former Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme, who was a strong supporter of Viet Nam during the American War; Show Me Love; and The Black Pimpernel, as well as Tzvetanka, a poetic, playful and touching documentary.

"Movie lovers from Ha Noi will get a unique chance to undertake a cinematic journey through a fantastic line-up of Swedish films, which have been appreciated for years by the Vietnamese audience," said Camilla Mellander, Ambassador of Sweden to Viet Nam.

Seats are limited and will be available on first-come first-served basis. All screenings will be held from Friday to Sunday at Ha Noi Cinematheque, 22A Hai Ba Trung, Hoan Kiem District. — VNS