A total of 11 films from 11 APEC member economies will be screened during the film week to be held in Hanoi from October 11 to 16 and Da Nang city from October 12 to 16 as an event to celebrate the APEC Vietnam 2017.
Following the APEC Year 2017 theme of “Creating New Dynamism, Fostering a Shared Future”, the event is held jointly by the National Committee on APEC 2017, Vietnam’s Ministry of Cutlure, Sports and Tourism, APEC Secretariat.
The film week aims to connect the cultures and foster mutual understanding among APEC member economies through their outstanding movies, thus contributing to fostering an Asia-Pacific community of peace, stability, dynamic development and prosperity.
It also seeks to raise the role of the APEC forum and Vietnam’s position among member economies whilst publicising the culture and people of Vietnam to international friends.
Free tickets to the event can be collected at the National Cinema Centre in Hanoi from October 8 and at Le Do Cinema in Hanoi a day later.
Vietnamese film ‘My nhan’ (The Beautiful Woman) by director Dinh Thai Thuy is selected to be screened at the opening of the week.
The movie tells the life story of Nguyen Phuc Tan, the fourth ruler of the Nguyen Lords, who is viewed as a good lord and a military genius, and his tragic love with Thi Thua, a beautiful concubine with a pure soul whom he loves, but whom his courtiers disdain.