Vietnam will present the classic film, Bao Gio Cho Den Thang Muoi (When October Comes) at ASEAN Film Festival 2017, which kicked off in Cambodia on September 8.

jointly held by Cambodia’s information ministry and the embassies of the 10 ASEAN nations, the event commemorates the 50th anniversary of the forming of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Each embassy will select a film from its country to be screened on the National Television of Kampuchea (TVK) and Royal Armed Forces Television Channel 5 (TV5) at 10pm every day for the duration of the festival.

Other films that will be aired include Pee Mak (Thailand), Ada Apa Dengan Rina (Brunei), Lousiss Loves Bai Tong (Laos), By Coincidence (Myanmar) and Price of Love (Cambodia).

Director Dang Nhat Minh’s When October Comes, released in 1984, is a haunting portrayal of one woman’s struggle with loss and personal sacrifice during the war. Many local and international critics consider it to be the greatest Vietnamese movie ever made.

The film won a Special Jury Award at the Hawaii International Film Festival in 1985 as well as a Golden Lotus at the Vietnam National Film Festival in the same year. It was selected by CNN as one of the 18 all-time best Asian films.

The ASEAN Film Festival will run until September 15.


                                                    Source: VOV

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