Park Huyn Jin, director of the film 'Minh thich nhau di’ talks at the opening ceremony for the Vietnam - RoK Film Festival. (Source: sggp.org.vn)

HCM City (VNA) – The Vietnam-Republic of Korea (RoK) Film Festival is taking place in Ho Chi Minh City from November 17-22, with twelve outstanding films of the two countries screened free.

The films, ranging from emotional and psychological to action, history and mystery, are expected to help Vietnamese audiences learn more about the RoK, as well as bringing the RoK and international friends an interesting experience of the history, land and people of Vietnam.

All eight of the Korean films being introduced at the festival have recently been screened in the RoK, including ‘Minh thich nhau di’ (Like for Likes), ‘Tham tu Hong Gil Dong’ (Phantom Detective), and ‘Okja’.

Meanwhile, Vietnamese films being screened at the festival are ‘Co can nha nam nghe nang mua’ (Like an old house), ‘Hotboy noi loan 2’ (Lost in Paradise 2), ‘Sieu trom’ (Bitcoin Heist), and ‘Co Ba Sai Gon’ (The Tailor).

During the festival, a workshop on film production via smartphones will be held.

The festival is part of the ongoing 2017 Ho Chi Minh City – Gyeongju World Cultural Festival, held from November 11 to December 3 to celebrate the 25th founding anniversary of the diplomatic relations between the two countries (December 22).-VNA