DUBAI, UAE – Media OutReach – 23 December 2021 – Vietnamese Film Week at
EXPO 2020 Dubai is set to showcase Viet Nam’s unique culture and landscapes to
international audiences in a not-to-be-missed, week-long event from Dec. 30,
2021, to Jan. 5, 2022.
Vietnamese Film Week at
EXPO 2020 Dubai will screen seven internationally
acclaimed Vietnamese movies produced within the past five years
Viet Nam’s first major film event in
the Middle Eastern region is supported by Netflix and will screen seven
internationally acclaimed Vietnamese movies produced within the past five
The Film Week will kick off on
December 30 at Terra Auditorium with ‘Dad, I’m Sorry,’ Viet Nam’s
highest-grossing movie of all time. Recently winning the prestigious
Silver Lotus for Best Feature Film at the Vietnamese National Film Festival
2021, “Dad, I’m Sorry” centers around Sang, an aging motorbike driver who continually
sacrifices for his family.
The following day, the Dubai
Millennium Amphitheater will screen ‘Furie,’ an action and martial arts
masterpiece directed by Le Van Kiet. ‘Furie’ stars Veronica Ngo as Hai Phuong,
an ex-gangster living a peaceful life in the countryside who is forced to
revisit her violent past when her daughter is kidnapped.
Vietnamese Film Week will also
feature ‘Father and Son’ (January 1 at Terra Auditorium), a touching family
movie that won accolades at the Arizona International Film Festival 2017, Asian
Film Festival Barcelona 2019, and Boston International Film Festival 2019. The
film was the only Vietnamese movie to be screened at Saudi Arabia’s King
Abdulaziz Center for World Culture in 2020.
Other titles include ‘Dreamy
Eye,’ an unrequited love story between two childhood friends; ‘The
Tailor,’ a comedy putting the Vietnamese traditional dress (Ao dai) in the spotlight; ‘Yellow Flower on the Green Grass,’ a
tender tale of innocent love, friendship and brotherhood with a magnificent
scene of Vietnamese landscapes; and international sensation ‘Yen’s
Life,’ about a young woman forced into marriage at the age of 10.
According to the
Commissioner-General of Vietnam at EXPO 2020 Dubai – Nguyen Phuong Hoa,
the seven movies all reflect current and contemporary themes and will appeal to
a wide range of audiences.
“People no longer see Viet
Nam as a country of war. We want to show our Viet Nam as a peaceful
but dynamic country, always treasuring its national identity and human values,”
The opening ceremony for Vietnamese
Film Week will take place at 6:15 PM on December 30, Vietnam National Day, at
EXPO 2020. Screenings are free to all Expo ticket holders.
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