Contemporary Italian cinema showcased at Italian Film Festival 2023 in Hanoi

The aim of the festival is to offer Vietnamese audiences an exclusive glimpse into the world of modern Italian cinema.


Audiences in Hanoi will have the opportunity to enjoy six unique films for free, which have never been shown in Vietnam before.

The movies will be screened at the 2023 Italian Film Festival organized by the Asian Film Festival in Rome from November 27 to December 2 at the National Cinema Center in Hanoi.

A scene from the movie Diabolik.

The festival aims to give Vietnamese audiences a unique insight into contemporary Italian cinema. Through six exceptional films, spanning various genres from drama to comedy, many of which have received awards at renowned festivals, the 2023 Italian Film Festival will showcase modern Italian society as it faces new challenges while simultaneously trying to connect with and preserve its ancient traditional heritage.

Among the films to be shown at the festival are The Hummingbird, Diabolik, September, Diabolik Ginko Attacks, Leonora, and The Return of Casanova.

Italian Ambassador to Vietnam, Marco Della Seta, stated that films are the most efficient and speedy way to introduce contemporary Italy to the Vietnamese people. “I hope that the Vietnamese audience will have a great time with their family and friends, relax, and thoroughly enjoy these captivating movies,” he added.

The film “Il Colibrì – The Hummingbird”.

All screenings (in Italian with English and Vietnamese subtitles) will start at 7:30 pm in Room 4 (2nd floor), National Cinema Center (87 Lang Ha, Ba Dinh, Hanoi). There will be a Q&A session with the Artistic Director of the Asian Film Festival, Antonio Termenini, after each screening.

Free tickets can be obtained by registering at

Starting from Tuesday, November 21 (09:30 – 17:00), audiences can collect their tickets at Casa Italia (18 Le Phung Hieu, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi) until all tickets are distributed.

In addition, on November 30, Casa Italia will host a talk on “International Film Festival – Making process and stories behind the scenes” with Artistic Director Antonio Termenini and prominent Vietnamese film critics and directors.