Vietnamese Film Week in Venezuela Features Outstanding Works
|Vietnamese Ambassador to Venezuela Le Viet Duyen speaks at the opening ceremony. Source: baoquocte.vn|
The Vietnamese Embassy in Venezuela recently hosted Vietnamese Film Week at the Tulio Febres Cordero Cultural Center in Mérida state to help Venezuelan audiences gain greater insights into Vietnamese culture and people.
In his opening remarks, Ambassador Le Viet Duyen reviewed the significant milestones in the Vietnam – Venezuela diplomatic ties across multiple fields such as politics, economics, culture, and society.
The diplomat affirmed that the famous movies screened during the week serve to convey a range of emotional images about Vietnamese culture, history, people, and their social life, so as to help strengthen mutual understanding, co-operation, and friendship between the peoples of both countries.
The Ambassador went on to emphasise that these films touched on a number of topics, with every piece winning numerous awards both domestically and internationally.
|Vietnamese Ambassador to Venezuela Le Viet Duyen (left) listens to an introduction about the Tulio Febres Cordero Cultural Center, where the Vietnamese Film Week is getting underway. Photo: baoquocte.vn|
The films include Dung Dot (Don’t Burn), Chuyen Cua Pao (Pao’s Story), Toi Thay Hoa Vang Tren Co Xanh, (I See Yellow Flowers on The Green Grass), Cuoc Doi Cua Yen (The Life of Yen), and Mua Len Trau (Flood Season).
In which, ‘Don’t Burn’ tells the story of a mother who lived in Hanoi. In the spring of 2005, she came across her late daughter’s diary. The diary belonged to a young female doctor who worked at a field hospital of the liberation fighters for two years from 1968 to 1970, until her death. The diary was kept by a US military officer, who kept it for 35 years. The diary caused a sensation when it was published in Vietnam.
Based on the novel by best-selling author Nguyen Nhat Anh, Toi Thay Hoa Vang Tren Co Xanh, (I See Yellow Flowers on The Green Grass) is set in the mid-1980s in a small village, telling a breathtakingly beautiful tale of childhood, innocence, and brotherhood.
Mua Len Trau (Flood Season) was introduced to the moviegoers in 2004. It mainly focuses on the life of Mekong people in the flooding season. They need to struggle to live with the high rising water coming every year. Water is the source of life but she also challenges humans to make them stronger and more mature.
Meanwhile, Cuoc Doi Cua Yen (Yen’s Life) directed by Dinh Tuan Vu, is about the life of a 10-year-old girl whose marriage was arranged by her parents and Chuyen Cua Pao (Pao’s Story) is one of the most classic films of Vietnam that told the life and the culture of the ethnics people, describing the eagerness to be free and happy through the cultural life of the ethnic minority.
|Enrique Plata, president of the Foundation for the Cultural Development of Mérida state (Fundecem). Photo: baoquocte.vn|
In response, Enrique Plata, president of the Foundation for the Cultural Development of Mérida state (Fundecem), expressed his honour at organising the Vietnamese Film Week, noting that the event offers an ideal venue in which local people can gain profound knowledge about Vietnamese history, culture, and people.
The film premieres attracted a large number of Venezuelan audiences excited to attend. Speaking after the opening premiere of "Pao's Story", Joel Cuevas, president of the Mario Briceño Iragorry Foundation for Cultural Development, said he was very moved when this was the first time he had seen a Vietnamese film and through the film, he has a strong impression of the beautiful country of Vietnam, the culture and the humane Vietnamese people.
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