Hanoi’s audiences will have a chance to watch typical cinema features from seven ASEAN countries at the annual ASEAN Film Week 2022.

Based on popular writer Nguyen Nhat Anh’s novel of the same name, “Dreamy Eyes” depicts the love story of Ngan, a rural boy, and his childhood friend during their school years. Photo:  Galaxy Media & Entertainment

The cultural event will take place from May 27 to June 1 in Hanoi and from May 28 to June 2 in Ho Chi Minh city.

According to the organizers, the ASEAN film week this year will introduce seven motion pictures from ASEAN countries, including: “Fear” from Cambodia; “Filosofi Kopi 2: Ben and Jody”- Indonesia; “Dearest Sister”- Laos; “The Journey”- Malaysia; “The Great Myanmar” – Myanmar; “Pad Thai: The Secret Recipe”- Thailand; and “Dreamy Eyes”- Vietnam. 

These films will be screened at 6 and 8pm from May 27 to June 1 at the National Cinema Center in Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, and at the same time from May 28 to June 2 at CineStar in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. The tickets will be given free at cinemas before showtime.

Vietnamese drama movie “Mat Biec” or Dreamy Eyes (2019) will kick off the ASEAN Film Week 2022 in Hanoi on May 27. Directed by Victor Vu, the movie won the Golden Lotus Award, the highest distinction for feature films at the 21st Vietnam Film Festival held in Thua Thien Hue province in 2021. It was also submitted for the Best International Feature Film at the 93rd Academy Awards in 2021.

A representative from the Ministry of Information and Communications said that the ASEAN Film Week is a part of activities to celebrate the 55th founding anniversary of ASEAN.

It aims to foster the connection of regional countries in terms of people, diplomatic relations, and culture, contributing to the construction of a peaceful, stable, and dynamic community.