Hanoi to host int’l film festival later this month

By Dang Hanh, Thanh Nien News

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A still image taken from the Korean feature film Way Back Home, which will compete in the full-length feature category of the Hanoi International film festival.
A total of 330 films from 39 countries and territories have been sent to organizers of an international film festival which will be held in Hanoi on Nov. 23-27, the Vietnam Cinema Department said Wednesday.
A board of jury have selected 130 films to compete in nine categories of the biennial festival, which was first organized in 2010, the department said.
Two Vietnamese film, Dap Canh Giua Khong Trung (Flapping in the Middle of Nowhere) and Nhung Dua Con Cua Lang (The Children of the Village) are among the finalists to the full-length feature category.
They will be judged against Nagima (from Kazakhstan), Camera (Singapore), Cinta/Mati (Indonesia), Way Back Home (Korea), The Voiding Soul (India), Fish and Cat (Iran), The Coffin Maker (Philippines), Two Women (Russia) and The Weight of the Elephants (New Zealand).
The opening and closing ceremonies of the festival will take place at the Hanoi Cultural Friendship Palace in November 23 and 27 respectively.

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