Popular Swedish movie to be shown in Vietnam

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KIDS in da HOOD , winner of five of Sweden's top film honors, will be screened in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City at the end of May as part of an annual European Film Festival marking Europe Day, May 9.


The film, directed by Ylva Gustavsson and Catti Defeldt, is the touching story of Amina, who came to Sweden with her grandfather 3 years ago.


Amina still hasn't got a residence permit and when her grandfather dies suddenly, everything comes to a head.

The film will be shown in Hanoi on May 20 and 23 and HCMC on May 27 and 29.


Tickets are free of charge and can be picked up from May 10 for the program in Hanoi and from May 13 for the program in HCMC.


They are available at Goethe Institute and British Council in both cities, L'Espace in Hanoi, and Dong Da Cinema in HCMC.


Apart from the Swedish film, the European Film Festival 2010 will also screen 13 other films from Belgium, Denmark, France, the Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Greece, Romania, Hungary, Ireland, Czech Republic, Poland and the United Kingdom.


Europe Day is marked by "Europe Days" in Vietnam, a month-long celebration featuring 10 cultural events to be held around the country this month.


Events include a seminar on EU-Vietnam Trade relations, a children's photo contest on climate change, a jazz concert, a symphony concert, and a European food festival.


Europe Days is organized by the Delegation of the European Union and the embassies of the 27 EU members in Vietnam.



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