There will be screenings of historical films across the nation from April 25 – May 20 to mark several major national anniversaries, including the 60th anniversary of the Dien Bien Phu victory, a Government official revealed in Hanoi on April 23.

At the opening of the film festival in Hanoi on April 25, movie lovers will be able to enjoy a documentary “Dien Bien que toi” (My homeland Dien Bien) and a new feature “Song cung lich su” (Living with history).

Other features being screened include “Nga ba Dong Loc” (Dong Loc T-junction) and “Vao Nam ra Bac” (Head to the South and return to the North). Other documentaries set to air include “Dia chan o Dien Bien Phu” (Shake in Dien Bien Phu) and “Hoi uc Dien Bien” (Memory of Dien Bien).

A similar event will kick off in the northern mountainous province of Dien Bien on April 28.

Ngo Phuong Lan, Director of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism’s Cinema Department, said digital editions of these films have been sent to cinemas and film distributors nationwide.

On the occasion, a set of stamps dedicated to the Dien Bien Phu victory and featuring the white ebony flowers symbolic of the north-western region will be released between May 5 and December 31.

Besides the Dien Bien Phu Victory anniversary, the nation will celebrate the 39 th anniversary of the southern liberation and national reunification (April 30), May Day (May 1) and the 124 th birthday of late President Ho Chi Minh (May 19).-VNA