The Hanoitimes - On October 12, APEC Film Week 2017 began in the central coastal city of Da Nang, highlighting the various cultures and peoples of APEC members.
The event, which will run until October 17, aims to increase mutual understanding and expand economic cooperation in Asia-Pacific. Eleven movies will be screened at the event, including “My nhan” (Beauty) from Vietnam. Vietnamese film “My Nhan” by director Dinh Thai Thuy is selected to be screened at the opening of the week.
Vietnamese movie "My Nhan".
The movie tells the life story of Nguyen Phuc Tan, the fourth ruler of the Nguyen Lords, who is viewed as a good lord and a military genius, and his tragic love with Thi Thua, a beautiful concubine with a pure soul whom he loves, but whom his courtiers disdain.
Besides, APEC Film Week also be screened “I’m still here” from Peru, “Tsukiji Wonderland” from Japan, “My Paparotti” from South Korea, “Children of China” from China, and “Blue Moon” from Chinese Taipei.
Others such as “Nokas” from Indonesia, “The Age of Pioneers” from Russia, “Jack of the Red Hearts” from the US, “Violeta Went to Heaven” from Chile, and “The Dressmaker” from Australia are also expected to entertain audiences.
Following the APEC Year 2017 theme of “Creating New Dynamism, Fostering a Shared Future”, the film week is held by the National Committee on APEC 2017 and Vietnam’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
Established in 1989, APEC comprises 21 economies, including Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, the US, and Vietnam.