(CPV) – Between August 29 – September 10, the 2012 UK film festival themed “London calling” will be organised by the British Council in Vietnam.
Audiences will enjoy Yellow Submarine, Love Actually, The Queen, Made in Dagenham, Defense of the Realm, Sixty Six and 28 Days Later films which showcase both the traditional and the contemporary sides of London. The stories to be told contain drama, fun, bitterness and sometimes all of three.
Such great names as Danny Boyle, the Academy Award winning director and director of the world acclaimed London 2012 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony, the Academy Award winning actresses and actors Helen Mirren, Colin Firth and the BAFTA winning actress Helena Bonham Carter will definitely keep Vietnamese audiences spellbound.
Poster for one of films to be screened. (Photo: Hai Dang)
“Instead of wooing audiences by glittering stars, exotic locations, special effects and huge investment, UK films tend to put more efforts into telling a great story, acting skills, sometimes employing experimental techniques. Many films achieved global success, winning the Oscars, the Golden Globes, as well as BAFTA or the British Independent Film Awards. The carefully selected films for this festival represent the best of the UK’s contemporary cinema which reveal diverse perspectives of the host city of three Summer Olympic Games”, said Director of Vietnam-based British Council Robin Rickard.
This is the first time such a UK film festival has been held in the nation’s five major cities including Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hue, Da Nang and Hai Phong.
Free tickets are distributed on “First come first serve” basis at the following addresses: Hanoi (from August 20) at British Council, 20 Thuy Khue, Tay Ho district; Haiphong (from August 21) at the International Relations Department, 15 Tran Quang Khai, Hong Bang district and 1-5 Cinema at 53 Hoang Van Thu, Hong Bang district; Da Nang (from August 28) at Le Do Cinema, 46 Tran Phu; Hue (from August 28) at Hung Vuong Cultural Centre, 41A Hung Vuong; and Ho Chi Minh City at British Council, 25 Le Duan, district 1 and IDECAF, 31 Thai Van Lung, district 1./.