European Film Festival 2015: "A window into the captivating world of European cinema"

(VNF) - The European Film Festival 2015 (EFF2015) will officially commence in three major cities of Hanoi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh city on May 15th-16th-17th, respectively.

(VNF) - The European Film Festival 2015 (EFF2015) will officially commence in three major cities of Hanoi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh city on May 15th-16th-17th, respectively.

This annual cultural event is jointly organized by the Delegation of the EU to Vietnam, the Embassies of EU member states and the European Cultural Institutes. This 16th edition of the festival is also a highlight among several activities held by the Delegation of the EU in Vietnam throughout 2015 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the EU-Vietnam diplomatic ties.

European Film Festival 2015:
The two-week long EFF2015 showcases Europe's fascinating persity and rich cinema tradition, portrayed in 13 films from 13 different EU member states.

Through various genres ranging from children films, drama, romance, thriller, comedy to documentary, the festival expects to offer cinema lovers from all walks of life an enjoyable experience regardless their tastes.

This is also a collection of dreams, passion, fear and frustration, fun and joy, mistakes and recognition - for everyone. Films screened are recent and have encountered success in their country of origin. Some of the films have won highly acclaimed international awards and been selected in international film festivals.

“Cinema has successfully shared perse cultures, people, histories and perspectives to audiences from across the globe for over a century. As the birthplace of cinematography and home to a number of prestigious international film festivals, Europe is renowned for its cinema heritage. This year again, we are proud to introduce this firework of European cultural persity and creativity to Vietnamese audiences", said Ambassador - Head of the EU Delegation to Vietnam, Dr. Franz Jessen.

Held for the first time in 2000, the Festival has become a much-anticipated annual cultural event Vietnam. It has established itself as a credible avenue to bring new and captivating aspects of European culture to the attraction of Vietnamese people, by showcasing films that would otherwise not be shown in Vietnamese commercial cinemas.

The European Film Festival 2015 will take place at:

Hanoi: National cinema centre, No 87 Lang Ha street

Da Nang: Le Do cinema, No 46 Tran Phu street

Ho Chi Minh city: Cinebox 212, No 212 Ly Chinh Thang street, ward 9, district 3

In Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city, all films will be screened in two sessions. While in Da Nang, each film will be screened once. All films will be screened with Vietnamese subtitles.

Free of charge tickets can be collected from May12th for screenings at the following locations:

Hanoi: National Cinema Center: Tel: 04 3514 1791

Goethe Institut Hanoi: N56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc street, Tel: 04 3734 2251/2/3-9

British Council: No 20 Thuy Khue street, Tel: 04 3843 6780

Ho Chi Minh city: Goethe Institut HCMC: No 18 Road no. 1, Cu xa Do Thanh, ward 4, district 3, Tel: 08 3600 9587

British Council: No 25 Le Duan street, district 1, Tel: 08 3823 2862

Da Nang: Da Nang cinema and distribution center: No 68 Tran Phu street, Tel: 0511 3823 284

Le Do cinema: No 46 Tran Phu street, Tel: 0511 3822 574./.

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