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Festival introduces Italian films in Vietnam

Hanoi, July 22 (VNA) - Hanoi audiences have a chance to enjoy a selection of the best Italian movies for a week from July 21.

Twelve award-wining movies are screened during the MovieMov, the first Italian film festival in Vietnam.

According to MovieMov's Art Director Goffredo Bettini, the event introduces different movie genres, from comedy to crime, from romance to feature. "However, all the movies are about current social issues that every modern society is dealing with," he said.

The festival is a special opportunity for Vietnamese audiences to learn more about the culture as well as film making style of Italy. It is expected to contribute to further enhancing the solidarity, friendship and cooperation between the two nations.

Four Vietnamese designers, Hung Viet, Quang Nhat, Vu Tran Duc Hai and Ha Duy, will debut creations inspired from movies screened during the week.

Viet will present designs inspired by the movie I Can Quit Whenever I Want, while Nhat will showcase ones inspired by the movie Maraviglioso Boccaccio (Wondrous Boccaccio).

The movies Noi E La Giulia (Julia and Us) and Fasten Your Seatbelts have provided creative ideas for Hai and Duy.

The event will also include a fashion exhibition initiated by Stefano Dominella – chairman of the famous atelier Maison Gattinoni. Entitled The Exquisiteness of Gastronomy, Tales about Gastronomy and Fashion, the Hanoi exhibition is a part of a much bigger show that is taking place in Mercati Traianei in Roma.

The exhibition displaying clothing by Italy’s leading designers, as well as capsule collections by young designers from both Italy and Vietnam, is taking place from July 21 to August 19 at the Casa Italia.

Besides, a range of meetings, seminars and exchanges on the cinema industry and trade promotion with the participation of numerous experts from both sides will be organised.

A forum will also be held discussing the cooperation between Vietnam and European countries to make the film festivals a good opportunity to promote cinematic achievements and explore new markets.

The Italy-Vietnam Fashion Council will also organise a master class for young Vietnamese who are passionate about fashion.