Summer Event Featuring Vietnamese Culture Underways in Seoul
The Seoul Botanical Park in the capital of the Republic of Korea (RoK) on August 18 kicked off a summer event on Vietnamese culture named “Mui Du Du Xanh” (The Scent of Green Papaya), VNA reported.
Within the framework of the three-day event, the Vietnamese movie "Scent of green papaya" released in 1994, the first Vietnamese film to be nominated for the Oscar for the best foreign-language film, will be screened three times on August 19 and 20.
The event was held in the conservatory area and the outdoor campus of the botanical garden.
|A scene in the Vietnamese movie "Scent of green papaya", which is the first Vietnamese film nominated for the Oscar for the best foreign-language film. Photo: Galaxy Play|
The story of “The Scent of Green Papaya” is simple. It is about the childhood of a girl named Mui and when she found the love of her life. This movie is succeeded not because of the plot, but for its hidden messages.
30 years ago, “The Scent of Green Papaya” was nominated for the Academy Award (Oscar) for Best Foreign Language Film and received many positive reviews from critics and audiences.
The story of “The Scent of Green Papaya” is simple. It is about the childhood of a girl named Mui and when she found the love of her life.
This movie is succeeded not because of the plot, but for its hidden messages.
In the movie, people will feel the love from many perspectives. Love appears everywhere, full of care, understanding, and discreet. It is so humble, yet so close, just like the characteristic of the Vietnamese people.
The government of France invested money in this movie. But its actors and context are still based on Vietnamese quality. The movie marks the perfect fusion between the film industries of two nations
A pure love story just like the scent of green papaya. It can be said that "The Scent of Green Papaya" is still a movie that everyone should enjoy once in life.
A corner of the Seoul Botanical Park. Credit: gwoo_j_1018
A open-air market with Vietnamese handicrafts, cooking ingredients, and vegan products will open from 10 am to 9 pm on August 19 and 20.
On August 19, a book introduction event will be held, during which the author of "So, Vietnam" will talk about his experience when he visited a small city in Vietnam.
The event organizer also displays and arranges for visitors to experience Vietnamese traditional products and folk games. Visitors will have opportunities to watch how lotus lanterns and conical hats are made, and join in shuttlecock kicking.
Seoul Botanical Park's director Kim Dae-seong said that the park will prepare various programmes including exhibitions and lectures on botanical and cultural themes for each season to attract visitors.
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