FIFA Mons kicks off in Hanoi

Friday, 2017-09-08 16:37:19
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Posters of the film themed ‘The Unknown Girl’
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NDO – The Mons International Romantic Film Festival (FIFA Mons) will open at 8pm September 8, at the National Documentary and Scientific Film Studio (NDSFS), No.465 Hoang Hoa Tham Street, Hanoi.

The event was co-organised by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Vietnam National Studio for Documentary and Scientific Films and the Wallonie–Bruxelles delegation to Vietnam.

The audiences will have an opportunity to enjoy four love films at 8pm from September 8 to 11, including The Unknown Girl produced by Belgium and France, Daughter (Iran), Marija (Germany and Switzerland) on September 10 and Aurore Tabort (France), respectively.

Among them, the film ‘The Unknown Girl’ will open the festival. The film is a 2016 Belgian-French drama film directed by the Dardenne brothers. Starring Adèle Haenel, Olivier Bonnaud, Jérémie Renier, and Louka Minnella. The film tells the story of a young doctor who lets the door buzzer of her small clinic go unanswered one evening after work hours and then grows determined to discover the identity of a young African woman found dead nearby when the police see from a security tape that she had been the person ringing at the door.

It was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. The film was released in Belgium on 5 October 2016 by Cinéart and in France on 12 October 2016 by Diaphana.

Each film will be screened free in its original language with Vietnamese subtitles.

Launched in 1984 in Belgium’s Wallonie Region, the festival first took place in 1985 and is organised every two years. Some films at the festival focused on a title of love. Now, the festival has become a prestigious film festival for Belgium, the EU and the world.