Last update: 13:55 | 08/11/2017
VietNamNet Bridge – Several dozen blockbuster Vietnamese feature films will be screened free from today until November 14 in Ha Noi and HCM City to celebrate the 20th Vietnamese Film Festival.
Love stories: The film Sai Gon, Anh Yeu Em (Sai Gon, I Love You) will be screened today, starting a week of free screenings in Ha Noi and HCM City. — Photo baomoi.com
The celebration will allow audiences to enjoy 29 films ranging from comedy and horror to romance. All the films will be screened in Vietnamese with English subtitles at the National Cinema Centre, at 87 Lang Ha, Ha Noi, and Cinestar Cinema, 135 Hai Ba Trung Street, HCM City.
Free tickets can be collected at these venues from today.
Sai Gon, Anh Yeu Em (Sai Gon, I Love You) will be the first film to be screened. Directed by Ly Minh Thang, the film won the Golden Kite award for the best feature film early this year. The award was presented by the Viet Nam Cinematography Association.
The 90-minute comedy features five couples from different places and backgrounds who choose Sai Gon (HCM City) as their home and tells the stories of their loves and lives, highlighting the culture and lifestyle of the Saigonese.
The production stars famous cai luong (reform opera) actress Ngoc Giau, young actress Maya, and young comic actor Huynh Lap, who also received the award for best supporting actor. The film also won prizes for best screenplay and best cinematography.
Other blockbusters of Vietnamese cinema to be screened include 12 Chom Sao: Ve Duong Cho Yeu Chay (12 Zodiac: Five Steps of Love), Dao Cua Dan Ngu Cu (The Way Station), Co Hau Gai (The House Maid), Ve Si Sai Gon (Sai Gon Bodyguard) and Co Ba Sai Gon (Miss Sai Gon).
The 20th Vietnamese Film Festival will be held in Da Nang on November 24-28.