07/06/2018 14:15 GMT+7 print

European-Vietnamese documentary film festival kicks off

The 9th European - Vietnamese Documentary Film Festival will take place in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City from June 8 to June 17, screening 22 documentaries.

The event is held by Vietnam National Documentary and Scientific Film Studio and European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC).

Films from 11 European countries and regions will be shown, namely Austria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Israel, Spain, Switzerland, the UK and Wallonie-Bruxelles, along with Vietnamese works.

Audiences have the opportunity to understand the countries, people, cultures of many countries through documentary films, Nguyen Nhu Vu, the studio’s acting director, said at the press conference in Hanoi on June 6.

This festival brings some films which have won prizes at international film festival, he said, expressing his hope that the ninth festival will be a great success and bring exciting moments to the audiences.

One Vietnamese and one European film will be screened each night during the festival.

On the occasion of the 100th birthday celebration of Swedish director Ingmar Bergman, the film Ingmar Bergman through the Choreographer’s Eye will open the festival at 7pm. The Vietnamese film Professor Ton That Tung - A Revered Teacher will be shown that night. The screen will have English and Vietnamese subtitles.