“Looking for Eric,” a comedy by celebrated director Ken Loach, will kick off UK Film Week in Hanoi on Dec. 11.

At the same time, “Scoop” featuring actress Scarlett Johansson will start the week in Ho Chi Minh City.

The film week, organised by the British Council in Vietnam, will also feature “Happy Go Lucky” and “Somers Town,” expecting to showcase different aspects of contemporary UK life and culture for Vietnamese audiences.

All the films have either been nominated for prizes at the BAFTA Film Awards, the Oscars, the Berlin Film Festival or the Venice Film Festival.

“Written by a host of award-winning Directors such as Ken Loach, Mike Leigh and Woody Allen, there is sure to be something to suit everybody’s taste with a laugh thrown in for good measures,” said Simon Beardow, Deputy Director of the British Council.

Vietnamese film “Choi voi” (Adrift) by director Bui Thac Chuyen, a recent award winner at the Venice Film Festival, will be screened during the week.

UK film week will last until Dec. 17 in both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City./.