Vietnamese cinema introduced at Asian Film Festival
November 15, 2007
|Vietnamese cinema introduced at Asian Film Festival|
|16:50′ 14/11/2007 (GMT+7)|
VietNamNet Bridge – The 13th Asian Film Festival organised in Lyon, France from November 8-12 introduced Vietnamese films in a special programme.
Apart from ten Vietnamese films screened for the first time in this southeastern city of France, the organising board also introduced Vietnamese culture and movies through painting and tourism exhibitions and selling DVDs of Vietnamese films which were screened at the festival.
Vietnamese films brought to this festival like Pao’s Story by Ngo Quang Hai , Live in Fear by Bui Thac Chuyen, Life by Dao Duy Phuc, The Rebel by Charlie Nguyen impressed French audiences.
Jean Pierre Gimenez, head of the organising board, said that this was the first time Vietnam accounted for the highest number of films presented at the festival. The reason is that there is a large number of Vietnamese French in Lyon and many French like Vietnam’s gentle and feeling films.
Besides feature films, the festival also introduced some short and documentary films by young Vietnamese directors.
This year 50 films from 12 Asian countries including China, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea and Vietnam were screened at the Asian Film Festival.