Vietnamese films join Francophone film festival in Paris
Sinh Menh (The Destiny in English or Le Destin in French) by director Dao Duy Phuc and screenwriter Nguyen Manh Tuan, and Chuyen cua Pao (The Story of Pao in English or L’Histoire de Pao in French) by director and screenwriter Ngo Quang Hai, are being shown at the second Francophone film festival in Paris which wraps up on Sunday, reports VietnamPlus.
Themed ‘Traveling through movies’ the festival is hosted by Irina Bokova, general director of UNESCO and Abdou Diouf, secretary general of the Francophonie.
Both Vietnamese films with French subtitles were produced by Vietnam’s film Studio No. 1 in 2006, each running 100 minutes.
‘The Destiny’ focuses on sacrifices of revolutionary fighters who laid down their life for national independence, freedom and unity. The film doesn’t cover the violence or cruelty of war and is considered a thank-you note to the nation’s forefathers.
‘The Story of Pao’ is set in the northwestern region and depicts the life of a beautiful H’Mong girl named Pao who discovers a family tragedy. The film brings to viewers deep feelings such as love, life and other human emotions. It won a Golden Kite award in 2005 and was presented at the Cannes films festival in 2007.
During the Francophone film festival, there are a total of 37 movies, shorts, documentaries and cartoons will be screened in response to the International Day of Francophonie which was on Tuesday.