European Film Festival opens in May hinh anh 1A scene from the movie Mister Twister, Class of Fun of the Netherlands that will be presented during the EFF 2016 (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Movie lovers in Vietnam will be enthralled by an array of the best European films during the European Film Festival 2016 (EFF), which will showcase 13 contemporary films from EU member countries.

The film festival provides an in-depth portrait of Europe including its lifestyle, culture and traditions, helping to enhance mutual understanding between Europe and Vietnam.

The EFF 2016 reflects the excellence, innovation, and diversity of European cinema through a range of films that include drama, comedy, tragedy, and passion. The festival is also an opportunity for movie lovers to catch up on award-winning films that are not usually screened in regular cinemas.

Over the course of two weeks, the 17th edition of the festival will bring audiences a wide selection of entertaining, challenging and thought-provoking films, unavailable in regular cinemas. Films screened have encountered success in their country of origin and have won national and international awards.

“The world of the silver screen has no borders. No passports or visas are required to take you from one country to another. Cinema has successfully shared diverse culture, 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 cinematic heritage. By maintaining the presentation of European cinema in Vietnam, the European Union hopes to break down language and cultural barriers, and aims to involve people from across the spectrum of Vietnamese society. This cultural event is believed to be an excellent bridge to bring the people closer.” said Head of the EU Delegation to Vietnam, Ambassador Bruno Angelet.

Founded in 2000, the EFF has become a prominent annual cultural event in Vietnam. It has established itself as a reliable vehicle to bring new and captivating aspects of European culture to Vietnamese people, by showcasing films that would otherwise not be available in Vietnamese commercial cinemas.

The EFF, which is part of a broader series of “Europe Days 2016” events, will open in Hanoi on May 13, in Da Nang on May 14 and in HCM City on May 15. All films will be screened with English and Vietnamese subtitles. Free tickets can be picked up from May 11.

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