Five Vietnamese blockbusters will be offered to cinema fans in the Republic of Korea (RoK) during a Vietnam Film Festival to be staged in the country from April 16-19.

Besides their box office success, the five films have received praises from local critics for artistic quality.

The films - Thien menh anh hung (The Blood Letter), Am muu giay got nhon (How to Fight in Six-Inch Heels), Bi mat tham do (Scandal), Ao lua Ha Dong (The White Silk Dress), and Choi voi (Adrift) - will be shown at CGV Yeouido cinemas in Seoul.

RoK actor Yeo Jin-goo and Vietnamese actress Van Trang will act as ambassadors of the festival, the third of its kind and co-organised by the Vietnamese Embassy in the RoK, the Vietnam Cinema Department, the RoK Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the RoK Film Council.

The two previous Vietnam Film Festivals in the RoK were held in 2011 and 2012.-VNA