Free screening week welcomes 20th Vietnam Film Festival hinh anh 1“Sai Gon, I Love You” was screened on November 8, opening a week of free screenings to welcome the 20th Vietnam Film Festival held later this month. (Photo:

Hanoi (VNA) – A week of free screenings was launched at the National Cinema Centre in Hanoi on November 8 to welcome the 20th Vietnam Film Festival, slated for later this month.

The week was opened with the free screening of “Sai Gon, I Love You”, a 90-minute comedy by Director Ly Minh Thang featuring five couples from different places and backgrounds who choose Sai Gon (HCM City) as their home.  The movie tells the stories of their loves and lives with the culture and lifestyle of the Saigonese throughout.

It won the best feature film, best screenplay and best cinematography at the Golden Kite Award this year.

Twenty-seven other movies will also be screened during the week, including “12 Chom Sao: Ve Duong Cho Yeu Chay” (12 Zodiac: Five Steps of Love), “Dao Cua Dan Ngu Cu” (The Way Station), “Co Hau Gai” (The House Maid), “Ve Si Sai Gon” (Sai Gon Bodyguard), “Co Ba Sai Gon” (Miss Sai Gon).

All the films will be screened in Vietnamese with English subtitles at the National Cinema Centre, at 87 Lang Ha, Hanoi, and Cinestar Cinema, 135 Hai Ba Trung Street, HCM City.

The 20th Vietnam Film Festival will be held in the central coastal city of Da Nang from November 24-28. The event will feature seminars featuring the development of the Vietnam and ASEAN film industry, film screenings, an exhibition on Vietnamese cinema, and art exchanges.-VNA