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Modern Vietnamese films screened in Argentina to mark diplomatic ties

Five popular Vietnamese feature films are being screened in Buenos Aires during a film fest to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Vietnam – Argentina diplomatic ties.

The Vietnam Film Week was launched by the Vietnam Cinema Department on May 3, featuring “Co Ba Sai Gon” (The Tailor), “Quyen”, “Dao Cua Dan Ngu Cu” (The Island of Aliens), “Toi Thay Hoa Vang Tren Co Xanh” (I See Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass), and “Cuoc Doi Cua Yen” (Yen’s Life).

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Vietnamese Ambassador to Argentina Dang Xuan Dung said since Vietnam and Argentina set up the diplomatic ties 45 years ago, the comprehensive partnership between the two countries has been strengthened in all areas, from politics, economics to culture and people-to-people exchange.

He hoped that the films’ artistic and cultural values will bring people of the two nations closer to each other. He said he expects through these films, Argentine people will have a fresh look of Vietnam today, a country that is making great efforts to keep up with the world and at the same time, preserve its traditional culture.

Head of the Vietnam Cinema Department Ngo Phuong Lan said the films are outstanding works by young Vietnamese directors, which have won a number of awards at both local and international film festivals.

The film week will run through May 9.

During this time, the Vietnam Cinema Department delegation is scheduled to meet with leaders of the Argentine Ministry of Culture, the National Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts (INACAA), the Argentina – Vietnam Culture Institute (ICAV) and local film makers.