(Cinet)- Vietnamese-European Documentary Film Festival opened in Hanoi on Thursday evening with the participation of various audiences, domestic and international filmmakers.
“Lasting with the time” of Vietnam and “Sound of Heimat” from Germany were chosen to screen at the opening ceremony of the Festival.
“Lasting with the time” by director Le Hong Chuong deals with the fate of Vietnamese soldiers who fought in South Vietnam during the war and died there, leaving only their letters and diaries behind. Based on these documents, the film traces the soldiers’ lives and their wishes.
The film won the best documentary award at the 51st Asia-Pacific Film Festival in 2006.
Meanwhile, the award-winning music documentary “Sound of Heimat” by German director Arne Birkenstock describes the turbulent journey of the New Zealand saxophonist Hayden Chisholm through the German music landscape.
In the film, Chisholm is on a discovery mission all over Germany and meets old and young, traditional and modern folk musicians.
Co-organized by the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) and the National Studio for Documentary and Science Films. The event will invite audiences to immerse themselves in visual worlds of experience from a variety of cultures.