Event celebrates Hanoi millennium, seeks to jump-start local industry
The first Vietnam International Film Festival follows the official celebrations of Hanoi’s millennium, and attempts to jump-start a movie industry.
The first edition of the festival will show 68 films at three sites over five days.
Opening night featured a screening of Luc Besson’s “Arthur and the Two Worlds War” – a strange choice considering that the film is neither Vietnamese nor new, nor was the director in attendance.
Organizers did not comment as to why the film was chosen. The film showed at the My Dinh Convention Center on the outskirts of Hanoi.