Posters on Vietnamese films and landscapes displayed on Vietnamese Film Day in Canada (Photo: VNA)
Ottawa (VNA) – Vietnamese movies “Co Ba Saigon” (The Tailor) and “My nhan” (The Beautiful Woman) were screened in Ottawa and Montreal of Canada within the Vietnamese Culture Work in the country from September 11-17.

“The Tailor” is a romantic comedy featuring the culture and lifestyle of Saigonese and the history of Ao Dai (Vietnamese traditional long dress).

It stars Ngo Thanh Van, Ninh Duong Lan Ngoc, Diem My and People’s Artist Hong Van, and was directed by young talents Loc Tran and Kay Nguyen. The film features 3D effects with a soundtrack created by pop singers and bands.

The film won Best Feature Film at Vietnam’s Golden Kite Awards 2018.

Meanwhile, “The Beautiful Woman” tells the love story of a Nguyen Lord and his beautiful concubine in the 17th century.

Addressing the opening ceremony of the Vietnamese Film Day, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Ngoc Thien highlighted the marked improvement in both quality and quantity of the Vietnamese cinematography over the past 10 years.

On cooperation between Vietnam and Canada in this sector, the minister said Vietnam was represented at the Toronto International Film Festival in 1993 and the ASEAN Film Festival in 2017.

Renowned Canadian film buffs and producers were also invited to the Hanoi International Film Festival in 2010 to judge, he said.

Michael Hung, a Vietnamese in Toronto, expressed his delight at the development of Vietnamese cinematography, saying the two films have honoured Vietnamese historical and cultural values in Canada.-VNA