Film movement celebrates New Year in Vietnam cities

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The global film movement Future Shorts ONE returns to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City this Saturday, simultaneously with 14 other countries around the world, with its New Year edition.


Future Shorts ONE January program features Michael Cody's "Foreign Parts," tales of a kitchen tragedy in "Kitchen," and "This Is England" star Stephen Graham in "Ravers" and more.


Ho Chi Minh City cine-lovers can watch the films on two days. The first screening is at Tadao coffee bar, 25C Tu Xuong, District 3 on Saturday, January 8 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost VND50,000 per person and are half-price for students.


The second screening is at Snap Café, 32 Tran Ngoc Dien, District 2 on Wednesday, January 12 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets cost VND60,000 per person and are half-price for students.


In Hanoi, there's one screening at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday at Hanoi Rock City, 27/52 To Ngoc Van, Tay Ho District. Tickets cost VND50,000 and viewers get a free drink.


All screenings are free for filmmakers.


The film movement first came to Vietnam in November last year, screening films in 12 countries simultaneously on November 6.


Future Shorts believes that all people regardless of geography, status or wealth should be able to see the works of the world's boldest filmmakers.


"From New York to Sydney, from HCMC to Berlin, from Edinburgh to Copenhagen, this is the next generation of film festivals"¦ This is a global cultural movement connecting creativity with people all over the world," the film festival said in a November press release.


Fabien Riggall, founder and director of the UK-based festival, said, "With Future Shorts ONE, we are launching the biggest independent film community in the world."


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