ASEAN Film Week 2020 to enhance regional cultural connection

Sunday, 2020-07-19 15:46:11
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Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Ta Quang Dong, presents flowers to Ambassadors and representatives from the embassies of the countries participating in the film week. (Photo: qdnd.vn)
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NDO – The 2020 ASEAN Film Week officially opened at the National Cinema Centre in Hanoi on July 18 as part of activities to celebrate Vietnam’s 2020 ASEAN Chairmanship.

The movie “Hanh phuc của Me” (The Happiness of a Mother), which won the Vietnam Cinematic Association’s Golden Kite Award 2019, was chosen to be screened on the opening day.

Nine films from nine ASEAN member countries will be introduced to audiences for free in Hanoi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City during the week from July 18-26.

The event will contribute to enhancing cultural connection among ASEAN countries, towards building a community of peace, stability, cohesion and prosperity.

Through the film week, Vietnam expects to implement its political goals and improve its position as well as promote the image of its land, people and cultural traditions of the country to international friends.