The first Viet Nam Film Week in the Czech Republic kicked off on late May 20 at Lucerna Cinema in the capital city of Prague, attracting hundreds of movie lovers.
The Film Week, held by the Viet Nam Cinema Department under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Vietnamese Embassy in the Czech Republic, features “Quyen” (Farewell, Berlin Wall), “Toi thay hoa vang tren co xanh” (I see yellow flowers upon the green grass), and “Taxi, em ten gi” (Taxi, what’s your name), which have been popular in Vietnam recently.
At the opening ceremony, Vietnamese Ambassador Truong Manh Son said the Week is a chance to introduce the Czech people to Vietnam’s land and people along with its cinematography.
Ngo Phuong Lan, Director of the cinema department, said the Czech Republic have a traditional friendship with her country and is home to a large Vietnamese community. She hopes that the Film Week will be successful and pave the way for many other Vietnamese movies to reach expatriate and Czech audiences.
The event was opened with “Quyen”, which tells the story of a Hanoian girl named Quyen who crosses the Russian border into Germany with her husband. She experiences many ups and downs during her stay in the foreign land.
Sandra Kisic, a Czech citizen, said “Quyen” was the first Vietnamese film she had watched and she liked it. She hoped she could have tickets to see the other two movies.
The three movies will also be screened at the Vietnamese-owned Sapa trade centre in Prague, where local audience can have face-to-face conversations with Vietnamese film makers.