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.
Hanoi’s Temple of Literature will host a first-ever summer programme for children from June 1 to August 20, which is designed to educate children on Vietnamese traditional cultural values while improving their life skills.
The sixth national festival celebrating the art of Then singing and the Tinh gourd lute of the Tay, Nung, and Thai ethnic groups concluded in the northernmost province of Ha Giang on May 14.
The Cong ethnic group in Muong Te district, the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau, is one of the most disadvantaged ethnic minorities in Vietnam, but the group boasts a diverse cultural life with traditional values.
Vietnamese professional and amateur photographers have until July 31 to send their photo to take part in a biennial national art photo exhibition, which assess the achievements of Vietnamese photographers in the last two years.
Once praised as the leading opera singer in Vietnam, Meritorious Artist Ha Pham Thang Long retired from the stage four years ago and is now working as a lecturer. In an interview with Nhan Dan (People) Weekly, she shared her thoughts on how to develop opera in Vietnam.
(HBO) – Upon arriving in Lac Village – located in Chieng Chau, in the Mai Chau district of Hoa Binh province – you will understand why the locals here have come to call Vi Thi Thuan, a Thai ethnic minority woman, "Co Tien”, or "Fairy” in English.