Young audiences are excited about the 5th Hanoi International Film Festival

On the first day of the Hanoi International Film Festival, young audiences were very eager to have the opportunity to enjoy the elite from various cinemas.

In the afternoon of October 27th, 2018, at the Hanoi National Cinema Center, many young people came here to watch the news, as well as receive free tickets for the screening program within the framework of the Fifth Hanoi International Film Festival. According to information from the Organizing Committee, tickets have been distributed from the afternoon of October 24th to 28th. The films in screening program are in the categories of the 2018 Hanoi International Film Festival, including: Feature length Films, Short Films, Contemporary Vietnamese Films, Selective Iranian Films Collection, Polish Cinema in Focus and Panorama.

After four times, the  Hanoi International Film Festival has become a familiar choice for many young viewers in Hanoi. Beside familiar cinemas such as United States, China, Korea, Japan or Vietnam ... they also want to find out and discover more films of other countries from Europe or America.
Mr Tran Ngoc Dung, who is currently an architect in Hanoi, shared his reasons for coming to enjoy the selected films at this year's festival: "There are many excellent films from countries in the world that I  rarely have the opportunity to watch, most of them are online. I come here to enjoy them on the big screen. "

In particular, he is extremely eagerly excited with the Polish Films in Focus. He loved The Pianist directed by Roman Polanski. The pianist has been shown extensively on television but with Ngoc Dung, he felt lucky to hold a ticket to enjoy an Oscar award won film once again at the theater.

Ms Van Ha, 26, who is currently working in Hanoi, said that “despite her busy work, she still spends her evening in the movie theater”. She chose to watch  49 days 2, a Vietnamese film first, then she wished to see other Iranian or Polish films in later screenings.

Mr Pham Manh Linh, a third-year student at the Hanoi University of Culture, paid more attention to short films category by young Vietnamese directors. Mạnh Linh is impressed with Roommate as the young director Nguyen Le Hoang Viet uses many metaphorical images of origami artistry in the best film of Project Market in 2016 Hanoi International Film Festival. In addition, the festival is a chance for him to cultivate more knowledge for his future filmmaking aspirations.

Not only the young, the festival has attracted audiences of all ages. Ms Lan Anh, a senior lecturer in English at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities, is looking forward to enjoying the white ball of Iranian director Jafar Panahi. She was introduced by a student that the film reflects the Iranian social reality in a clear way.

Kim Anh

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