Wednesday, 22 Nov 2017

Israel Film Festival 2017 to screen free films for Vietnamese viewers

Updated at Wednesday, 22 Feb 2017, 17:14
The Hanoitimes - The Israel Film Festival will be held in Hanoi from February 24-27 at the National Cinema Centre and in HCM City from March 2-6, according to the Israeli Embassy in Vietnam.
The Israel Film Festival will be organised in Hanoi from February 24-27 at the National Cinema Centre and in HCM City on the 3rd and 4th floor of ICON 68, 2 Hai Trieu, District 1, from March 2-6.
Israeli comedy-drama film Zero Motivation, directed by Talya Lavie will be introduced to open the film festival on February 24 in Hanoi.
Zero Motivation film features three consecutive stories recounting the events of an administration office at a remote army base in the Israeli desert. The stories compose a military epic of power struggle, intrigue and a friendship on trial, with a focus on the female clerical staff.
The film premiered at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival where it received two awards.
Other films of different genres, including Magic Men, A Matter Of Size, Five Hours From Paris, and Jellyfish, are also being screened during the film festival in Hanoi and HCM City.
Israeli Ambassador to Vietnam Meirav Eilon Shahar said that the Israel Film Festival will present new and unheard aspects of Israeli culture to Vietnamese viewers.
The festival allows Israel to enhance our links with Vietnam by providing an insight into our rich cultural heritage through an assorted selection of films, she added.
In the past 25 years, Vietnam and Israel have steadily developed a special partnership founded on mutual understanding, vibrant trade, economic cooperation and growing exchange of cultural activities. 
Translated by Thu Minh
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