Vietnam to attend World Premieres Film festival in Philippines

Vietnamese representatives will attend the ninth World Premieres Film Festival of the Philippines in the capital city of Manila from June 29 – July 11, said the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on June 24. 

Participating Vietnamese artists will include directors Vuong Duc, Nguyen Vo Nghiem Minh, Vu Ngoc Phuong, scriptwriter Nguyen Thi Hong Ngat, actors Be Tran and Jun Vu, and actress Khanh Hien. 

The film “The life of Yen” by director Dinh Tuan Vu, which won big at the 19th Vietnam Film Festival 2015 and the 2016 Golden Kite Awards, will vie under the Main Competition section. 

On the occasion, Vietnam will be chosen as the Country of Honour with its eight films to be screened throughout the festival, providing a good opportunity for the country to introduce its culture, people and tourism to international friends. 

The eight films include the comedy Trung So (Jackpot), the historical film My nhan (Beauties), the war film Nhung dua con cua lang (Children of the village), plus films such as Nha tien tri (The Prophet), Toi thay hoa vang tren co xanh (Yellow flowers on the green grass), 12 chom sao: Ve duong cho yeu chay (Zodiac 12: 5 steps of love), Tren dinh binh yen (On the peaceful land), and Nuoc 2030 (Water 2030.) 

A series of tourism documentaries will also be screened, and an exhibition featuring Vietnam’s film shooting backgrounds will open. 

The Vietnam Cinema Department will also popularise the fourth Hanoi international film festival in the Philippines.

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