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Films to be screened for free to mark big anniversaries

Vietnamese films with English subtitles will be screened for free at cinemas and cultural centres nationwide to highlight the national revolution and other important events.

Dien Bien Phu victory, an everlasting epic
Relic site of Dien Bien Phu battlefield
South Liberation, National Reunification Day in photos


Happy life: The only animation to be screened on this occasion is Truyền Thuyết Chiếc Khăn Piêu (Tale of Piêu Scarf). Photo courtesy of the Cinema Department


The opening ceremony of the programme takes place today (April 24) in the northern province of Dien Bien. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism will hold the programme until May 20 to celebrate anniversaries such as the Liberation of the South and National Reunification Day (April 30), May Day (May 1), President Ho’s birthday (May 19) and 65 years since the Dien Bien Phu victory (May 7, 1954).

During the programme, many films on the resistance war, President Ho Chi Minh and the Dien Bien Phu Campaign will be screened.

The feature film Sống Cùng Lịch Sử (Living with History), directed by People’s Artist Nguyen Thanh Van and documentary Chuyện Những Người Lính Già (Stories of Old Veterans), directed by Duong Ngoc Hoa will kick off the programme.

The feature film tells the story of young people who travel to Dien Bien Province and learn about the glorious victory of the Dien Bien Phu Campaign in 1954. They learn some lessons from those who sacrificed themselves for the revolution.

The documentary recalls memories of veterans who fought bravely during the Dien Bien Phu Campaign.

Other documentaries reflect historical events relating to the Gianh River in the central province of Quang Binh, and the Thien Duyen house where poor and vulnerable people are given shelter.

The only animated film to be screened on this occasion is Truyền Thuyết Chiếc Khăn Piêu (Tale of Piêu Scarf). Piêu is known as a symbol of love and desire for a happy life in Thai ethnic culture.
The animation is directed by Tran Khanh Duyen, 42, and produced by the Viet Nam Animation Studio.

Thạch Thảo (Forget Me Not), directed by Mai The Hiep, will also be shown. It’s a beautiful story about friendship of high school students, family ties, sentiment between teachers and students.
When facing obstacles and conflict, young people learn to solve problems, help each other and get up again. The film debuted last year.

These films will be distributed and screened at cinemas and local theatres. In the framework of the programme, the film crews of Forget Me Not and Stories of Old Veterans will speak with soldiers and students in Dien Bien Province.




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