The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MoCST) will hold a film week across the country from July 24-30 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of War Invalids’ and Martyrs’ Day (July 27, 1947 – 2017).
The opening ceremony for the week will take place in the northern province of Phu Tho, featuring two films: ‘Mat bien’ (The eyes of the sea) by Dang Thai Huyen (People’s Army Film Studio) and the documentary ‘Ta con gui lua trong than’ (I send fire in coal) by Phan Minh Son (Giai Phong Film Joint Stock Company).
The MoCST will also introduce two other documentary films, namely ‘K10’ by Vuong Khanh Luong (Documentary and Scientific Film Studio) and ‘Tang sau binh yen’ (Deep Depths of Peace) by Pham Hong Thang (People’s Army Film Studio).
The film ‘The eyes of the sea’ is a love story between Ngan, Thanh and Vy taking place during the war. Ngan loves Thanh but her father forces her to marry Vy. Thanh and Vy join the army on the same day; however when the war ends, Vy returns home to the joy of his family and neighbours but Thanh’s family receive his death certificate. Vy realises Ngan’s great love for the deceased, so he ‘liberates’ Ngan.
The documentary ‘I send fire in coal’ talks about Lam Van Bang, a former prisoner in the prison on Phu Quoc during the US war, has traveled from the north to the south of the country to collect remembrances on his comrades. He formed the only private museums on former prisoners in Vietnam.
During the week, the organising board will also hold numerous exchange activities among authors, directors, actors and actresses of the screened films, as well as exchange programmes between film crews and audiences and officers, sick and wounded soldiers in Phu Tho.
On the occasion, other film centres will also screen a range of films such as ‘Nha tien tri’ (The Prophet), ‘Thau Chin o Xiem’ (Thau Chin in Thailand), ‘Nhung dua con cua lang’ (The village’s children), ‘Ha Noi Mua Dong Nam 46’ (Hanoi in the Winter of 1946).