The 2013 UK Film Festival opened in the central city of Da Nang on September 30 as part of activities to mark the 40th anniversary of Vietnam-UK diplomatic ties.

Five classic comedies by famous British film-makers are being introduced at the festival, namely Local Hero, produced in 1983, A Private Function from 1984, The Witches from 1990, Four Weddings and A Funeral from 1994, and 2004’s Shaun of the Dead.

One of these, Bill Forsyth’s Local Hero, won the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award for Best Director.

The films are being screened at the Megastar Cinema, and also for the first time, there will be free outdoor screenings in Hoa Vang district.

The festival is expected to help viewers understand more about British cultural characteristics.

Similar events are also taking place in the capital city Hanoi, the northern port city of Hai Phong, Ho Chi Minh City and the southern city of Can Tho from now until October 4.-VNA