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Photos from famous film locations to be exhibited

Released at: 15:47, 19/10/2018

Photos from famous film locations to be exhibited

Tan Hoa Village in Ninh Binh Province, one of the locations in Skull Island. Photo: News.zing.vn

Exhibition from October 21-31 part of Hanoi International Film Festival.

by Le Diem

A photo exhibition featuring film locations around Vietnam will be held from October 21 to 31 in Hanoi.

Organized by the Vietnam Cinema Department and the Vietnam Film Institute, the event is part of the fifth Hanoi International Film Festival from October 27 to 31.

More than 40 photos will be displayed, showing beautiful scenes and landscapes shot in famous local and international films. They include many UNESCO world natural heritage sites and unique cultural spaces, such as Trang An and Ha Long Bay in the northern provinces of Ninh Binh and Quang Ninh, Dong Van stone plateau in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang, Hue Citadel in the central province of Thua Thien Hue, and Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park in the central province of Quang Binh.

Hue Citadel in Indochine (Photo: Thoidai.com.vn)

These places have appeared in movies such as the Hollywood blockbusters Kong: Skull Island in 2017 and Peter Pan in 2015, and other films like the latest version of The Quiet American in the early 2000s, Indochine, a French movie that won an Oscar as Best Foreign Language Film in 1993, L’Amant (The Lover), a French movie based on the semi-autobiographical story of a French woman who lived in Saigon in the 1930s, and Ciel Rouge (Red Sky), a French movie shot in 2017.

The producer, Alex Garcia, said that it was a great privilege for the crew to shoot among Vietnam’s beautiful nature.

Meanwhile, beautiful places in Vietnam from local movies also surprised Vietnamese themselves, such as the breathtaking view of immense mountains in the northwestern area in Pao’s Story in 2006, the endless fields and interlacing canals and river in the Mekong Delta in The Floating Lives in 2010, or peaceful fishing villages with tranquil sandy beaches and green grass and flower fields in southern Phu Yen province in Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass in 2015.

A scene from The Floating Lives. (Photo: News.zing.vn)

These movies show the beauty of Vietnam and encourage more tourists to visit the country as well as the locations featured, according to organizers. They expect that the exhibition will help boost national tourism and culture and bring the image of the country to the world.

More than 500 movies from nearly 50 countries and territories will be screened during the fifth Hanoi International Film Festival, announced Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports, and Tourism Vuong Duy Bien. Themed “Cinema: Integration and Sustainable Development”, films in the competition have been selected from many countries and territories around the world, some of which have never competed in international film festivals in Asia.

The festival looks to honor outstanding cinematographic works with high artistic and humanitarian values and creativity while also encouraging new movie talent. It also hopes to expand Vietnam’s cinema market, thus promoting the country’s image to international friends.

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