The Hanoitimes - The 2017 ASEAN Film Festival opened at the United Nations Office in Geneva, Switzerland, on March 27.
The film festival is as part of acvities in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of ASEAN.
The opening ceremony was attended by Director-General of the UN Office at Geneva Michael Moller and ambassadors and diplomats from ASEAN member states.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Permanent Representative of the Philippines to the United Nations Evan P. Garcia spoke highly of the dynamic film industry in South East Asia and its footprints in the worldwide market.
The ASEAN film industry currently has many opportunities with a number of outstanding productions that have won attention at international film festivals, such as Cannes (France) and Busan (the Republic of Korea), Garcia said.
He added ASEAN nations have also been an alluring destination to foreign filmmakers who are impressed by the region’s magnificent landscapes, prosperity and creativeness.
The 2017 ASEAN Film Festival features films originated from ASEAN member nations to share the diversity and way of life of the ASEAN community, cultivate a better understanding on their values and cultures and encourage and celebrate their film productions.
Vietnam participated in the event with “Yellow Flowers in Green Grass” (Toi Thay Hoa Vang Tren Co Xanh) (2015) among Best of Times (Thailand), Only Love (Laos), Adam Eve Datsa (Myanmar), My Magic (Singapore), Redha (Malaysia), We are Moluccans (Indonesia), Yasmine (Brunei).
“Yellow Flowers in Green Grass” of Vietnamese-American director Victor Vu will be screened at the United Nations Office in Geneva, Switzerland, on March 31.
Based on the novel by best-selling author Nguyen Nhat Anh, “Yellow Flowers in Green Grass” is set in the mid-1980s in a small village, telling the story of two young brothers who share everything, but compete for the affection of the same girl. The film features the beauty of Vietnamese landscape, people and culture.
A scene of “Yellow Flowers in Green Grass” film.
The event run until April 7.