The Hanoi Cinematheque will screen three Italian films to mark the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy on August 19 and 26, and September 1.
Organised by the Italian Embassy, the screenings are part of " Y-Viet", a year-long celebration of Italian culture in Vietnam.
With a view to introducing to the audience the history and diverse cultural values of Italy, each film approaches different Italian identity and focuses on different periods in the country's history.
The first film, ""Il Gattopardo"( The Leopard), portrays major events in Italy's unification and related problems and conflicts that arose during this time from Southern Italian elitist perspective.
The second film, "La Seconda Notte di Nozze" (The Second Wedding Night) is set during the first years that followed World War II, and tells the story of a family in a disastrous situation.
"Signorina Effe"( Miss Effe) describles Italy in the period of transformation during the late 70s and early 80s through a love story between a young couple coming from different social classes.
Hanoi Cinematheque is located at 22A Hai Ba Trung street, Hanoi.