A performance at the opening ceremony of the event (Photo: VNA)

Moscow (VNA) – Vietnamese Film Days in Russia kicked off in Moscow on October 27, introducing five newly-produced outstanding films winning domestic and international prizes, and gaining high revenue in Vietnam.

Addressing the opening, Sergei Braghin from the organising board said the project is part of cultural cooperation between the two countries, aiming to develop and reinforce bilateral collaboration in movie industry.

He said that Russian audiences are excited at the event, which takes place only once in a year. Braghin also expressed his hope that they will love Vietnamese movies like those of his generation.

Lai Ngoc Doan from the Vietnamese Embassy said that over the past years, cultural cooperation between the two countries has been growing soundly with regular exchange activities.

Doan said that he believes that the Vietnamese Film Days in Russia will open up a chance for the two sides to develop collaboration in culture and art, thus strengthening mutual understanding, solidarity, friendship and traditional cooperation between the two peoples.

Meanwhile, Do Duy Anh, Vice Director of the Vietnam Department of Cinema under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, said that Vietnam and Russia’ cinema sectors shared a sound traditional partnership. In many decades, Russian movies were screen widely in Vietnam and become a valuable source of entertainment for many generations of Vietnamese audience, he noted.

Anh added that many Vietnamese artists and officials trained in Russia have made significant contributions to the domestic cinema sector.

Anh voiced his hope that the event will help further foster the partnership between the two countries’ movie sectors.

The Vietnamese Film Days in Russia will run until October 31. The five outstanding films introduced at the event include “Cuoc doi cua Yen” (Yen’s life), “Toi thay hoa vang tren co xanh”  (Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass), and “Em chua 18” (Jailbait).-VNA