Representatives from the Rome movie council spoke of wishes to establish ties with Vietnamese cinema during an international workshop to promote cinematic cooperation between Vietnam and Italy held on January 15. 

The event, part of the activities of Vietnamese Cultural Days in Rome, Italy, offered an opportunity for Vietnamese movie makers to gain experience in film making and distribution from their Italian peers, like famous director Michele Placido and TV film producer Stefano Balassone.

According to TV film producer Stefano Balassone, the Italian Government and cultural agencies have worked on new orientations for the expansion of cinema connection with developing countries, including Vietnam.

At the workshop, actress Truong Ngoc Anh, executive producer of film Huong Ga (Rise) and singer Dam Vinh Hung, representative of the “Hiep Si Mu” (Blind Knight) film crew expressed the readiness to go into partnership with Italian producers.-VNA