5 flavours of Vietnamese cinema in Poland

07:42′ 23/03/2007 (GMT+7)
VietNamNet Bridge – A programme titled The First Vietnamese Cinema Days will be organised in Poland by the Arteria Fund and the French Embassy in Poland.


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A scene from ‘Thuong nho dong que’

The Arteria Fund hopes that its project will give Polish audiences a chance to discover Vietnamese culture through Vietnamese cinema which is getting heard around the world.

The 5 flavours of Vietnamese cinema are described as follows:

1. The strange flavour: Wonderful sceneries of the tropical monsoon climate; a language full of songs; warm though humid weather, and lovely faces not easy to find in the cinema of any other country.

2. The historical flavour: 3 days of screening Vietnamese films aren’t enough to tell all the stories about Vietnam’s painful history but are enough to touch audiences’ hearts.

3. The dialogue flavour: Cinema stimulates dialogue. Conversations during the time of screening will bring out many valuable ideas and opinions.

4. The discovery flavour: The Vietnamese community is one of the largest foreign communities in Poland, but Vietnamese culture isn’t well known. Many things thus await discovery.

5. The starter flavour: There is nothing more interesting than watching a movie which no one in Poland has watched, and which perhaps won’t soon be screened again.

The items screened over the 3 days by the Arteria Fund include 5 cartoons, 6 short films, and 7 movies. The 7 movies, which are about different periods of time in Vietnam, are Luu Trong Ninh’s Nga ba Dong Loc (Dong Loc Three-way Crossroads; Dang Nhat Minh’s Thuong nho dong que (Missing the Countryside); Tran Anh Hung’s Mui du du xanh (The Scent of Green Papaya); Ham Tran’s Vuot song (Riding Waves); Viet Linh’s Thoi vang bong (Golden Years); Vu Ngoc Dang’s Nhung co gai chan dai (Long-legged Girls), and Bui Thac Chuyen’s Song trong so hai (Live in Fear).

Films will be screened from March 30 to April 1 at Muranow Theatre in Warsaw. Guests include Vietnamese director Viet Linh.


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