Russian Film Week 2020 opens in Hanoi

Thursday, 2020-12-10 11:13:40
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NDO – The Russian Film Week 2020 opened at the National Cinema Centre in Hanoi on the evening of December 9, with “Road to Berlin” being the first movie screened.

The event is being jointly held by the Vietnamese Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Russian Embassy in Vietnam in celebration of the 75th anniversary of Russia’s Victory in the Great Patriotic War (1945-2020) and the 70th anniversary of Vietnam-Russia diplomatic ties (1950-2020).

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Ta Quang Dong emphasised that over the past seven decades, the comprehensive strategic partnership between Vietnam and Russia has been strengthened across diverse fields, bringing about practical benefits for their people.

The Russian Film Week in Hanoi will offer the Vietnamese audience an opportunity to enjoy Russia’s unique cultural values through classic cinematic works and understand more about the human value from the victory in the Great Patriotic War, he said.

Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Ta Quang Dong speaks at the opening ceremony.

The official voiced his belief that the event will help consolidate cultural exchange between the two countries, while contributing to further enhancing the Vietnam-Russia friendship, cooperation and comprehensive strategic partnership.

According to the organisers, many unique Russian moves will be screened during the film week, from December 9 to 13, including “Road to Berlin”, “White Tiger”, “The Star”, “Come and See”, and “They Fought for Their Country”.

Admission to the event is free, with tickets available at the information counters of the National Cinema Centre.