As part of cultural activities on the occasion of International Francophone Day, the festival will present seven films from nine countries including Vietnam, Switzerland, France, Canada, Tunisia and Belgium-Wallonie-Bruxelles.
The films are “Dieu mua cuoi cung” (The last dance), “Duoi tan nhung cay sung ngot” (Under the canopy of sweet figs), “Bao lang” (Silent storm), “Thach Thao” (Bell heather), “Khoi nghiep kieu Phap” (French Entrepreneurship), “14 ngay 12 dem” (14 days 12 nights), “Co trong tre” (Babysitter).
The films give the audience a chance to discover fascinating stories in the countries of the Francophonie and experience the Francophone community’s cultural diversity.
In Hanoi, the festival will take place at the Vietnam Film Institute, 523 Kim Ma, from March 18-24, while film lovers in Ho Chi Minh City can enjoy the films at DCine Ben Thanh, No. 6 Mac Dinh Chi, District 1, from March 18-21.
The event is co-organised by the Wallonie-Bruxelles delegation in Vietnam, the Asia-Pacific Regional Office of the Francophone International Organisation and some French speaking countries.
All films will be shown in French with Vietnamese subtitles and opened free for public.
With 321 million speakers, French is still the 5th most spoken language after English, Chinese, Hindi and Spanish.