The event, which will be jointly organized by the Embassy of Italy in Vietnam in coordination with the Asian Film Festival in Rome, aims to provide Vietnamese audiences with a glimpse into contemporary Italian cinema.

Through six outstanding films ranging from drama to comedy, many of which have won accolades at prestigious festivals, the Italian Film Festival 2023 will showcase stories of urban life and depict modern Italian society in the face of new challenges while also striving to connect with and preserve its ancient traditional heritage.

The movies to be screened include “The Hummingbird” (Il Colibri’) directed by Francesca Archibugi, “Diabolik” and “Diabolik Ginko Attacks” (Diabolik Ginko All’Attaccco) by Antonio Manetti and Marco Manetti, “September” (Settembre) by Giulia Louise Steigerwalt, “Leonora” (Leonora Addio) by Paolo Taviani, and “The Return of Casanova” (Il Ritorno Di Casanova) by Gabriele Salvatores.

All films will be screened in Italian with Vietnamese subtitles.

There will be Q&A sessions between director Antonio Termenini of the Asian Film Festival in Rome and the audience after each screening.

The audience will also have the opportunity to receive souvenirs from the Embassy of Italy by participating in a mini-game on the film festival’s fan page.

Admission is free of charge for audiences who register in advance through the film festival’s fan page. The organizing team will soon open the registration form for the public to fill in and obtain tickets.