Argentine Film Week in Vietnam

(VOV) -An Argentine Film Week opened at the National Cinema Centre in Hanoi on December 17 as part of activities to mark the 40th anniversary of the two countries’ diplomatic ties.

The festival includes wide ranges of films in various fields such as history, documentary, detection, animation, and comedy.

Addressing the opening ceremony, Argentine Ambassador to Vietnam Claudio Ricardo Gutiérrez said the Argentine cinema has won many international awards, including two Oscars for the film La historia oficial (the official story) , directed by Luis Puenzo , and El Secreto de sus Ojos (the secret in their eyes) , by Juan José Campanella .

Argentina annually produces about 150 films, and its theaters are estimated to attract nearly 39 million viewers in 2013.

He affirmed that Vietnamese audiences will not only have the chance to learn more about Argentine culture and customs but also discover the cultural similarities between the two nations.

Ngo Phuong Lan, Director of the Cinemas Department, recalled that El Secreto de sus Ojos proved a hit at the 2012 Hanoi International Film Festival.

She highlighted the results of cultural and art cooperation between Vietnam and Argentina which has contributed to developing the traditional friendship between the two countries.

The festival will also be held in Ho Chi Minh City from December 17-21.