Hanoi: 15 – 24 May 2015
National Cinema Center
Danang: 16 – 25 May 2015
Le Do Cinema
HCMC: 17 – 28 May 2015
UPDATE 1: “One Day in Europe” – German Film in European Film Festival 2015 – An award-winning multilingual film looking at people in Europe with different characters and the amusing misunderstandings that cross-cultural communication often provides. All take place on one single day in different cities.
UPDATE 2: “Rise up! And Dance” – Austrian Film at European Film Festival 2015 – The opening film of the festival, “Rise up! And Dance” shows a story about life, coming of age, the first love, the passion of dancing among magnificent landscape of Austria’s mountains.
UPDATE 3: “War Requiem” – UK Film in European Film Festival 2015 – An anti-war film based on Benjamin Britten’s composition for the opening of the new Coventry Cathedral in 1963.
UPDATE 4: “Ida” – Polish Oscar Winning Movie in European Film Festival 2015 – The film won numerous awards in Europe and an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 2014.
The European Film Festival 2015 (EFF2015) will officially commence in three major cities of Vietnam – Hanoi, Danang and Ho Chi Minh City on 15 May, 16 May and 17 May 2015 respectively. This annual cultural event is jointly organized by the Delegation of the European Union to Vietnam, the Embassies of EU Member States and the European Cultural Institutes. This 16th edition of the festival is also a highlight among several activities held by the Delegation of the European Union in Vietnam throughout 2015 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the EU-Vietnam diplomatic ties.
The two-week long EFF2015 showcases Europe’s fascinating diversity and rich cinema tradition, portrayed in 13 films from 13 different EU Member States. Through various genres ranging from children films, drama, romance, thriller, comedy to documentary, the festival expects to offer cinema lovers from all walks of life an enjoyable experience regardless their tastes. This is also a collection of dreams, passion, fear and frustration, fun and joy, mistakes and recognition – for everyone. Films screened are recent and have encountered success in their country of origin. Some of the films have won highly acclaimed international awards and been selected in international film festivals.
“Cinema has successfully shared diverse cultures, people, histories and perspectives to audiences from across the globe for over a century. As the birthplace of cinematography and home to a number of prestigious international film festivals, Europe is renowned for its cinema heritage. This year again we are proud to introduce this firework of European cultural diversity and creativity to Vietnamese audiences”, said Head of the EU Delegation to Vietnam, Ambassador – Dr. Franz Jessen.
Held for the first time in 2000, the European Film Festival has become a much-anticipated annual cultural event Vietnam. It has established itself as a credible avenue to bring new and captivating aspects of European culture to the attraction of Vietnamese people, by showcasing films that would otherwise not be shown in Vietnamese commercial cinemas.
“By maintaining the presentation of European silver screen world in Vietnam, the European Union hopes to break down language and cultural barriers aiming to bring the two peoples closer. The European Union is ambitious about an even more solid partnership and brighter future with Vietnam, and we access that the cultural bridge is an essential key to that”, added Ambassador Jessen.
This cinematic event is part of a broader series of “Europe Days 2015” events clustered around Europe Day (9 May), a cycle which since its inception in 2004 has gained a high profile in the cultural life of Vietnamese people.
The European Film Festival 2015 will take place at:
Hanoi: National Cinema Centre, 87 Lang Ha Str.
Danang: Le Do Cinema, 46 Tran Phu Str.
HCMC: Cinebox 212, 212 Ly Chinh Thang Str., Ward 9, District 3
See detailed film schedule at 25yearseuvietnam.vn/film:
In Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city all films will be screened in two sessions. In Danang, each film will be screened once. All films will be screened with Vietnamese subtitles.
Free of charge tickets can be collected from 12 May 2015 for screenings at the following locations:
Goethe Institut, 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc, tel: (04) 37 34 22 51, from 12 pm
British Council, 20 Thụy Khuê, tel: (04) 3 8 436 780, from 9.30 am
National Cinema Centre, 87 Lang Ha, tel: (04) 3 514 2856 (free tickets are distributed from 3 pm to 6 pm everyday from Wednesday 13 May 2015
Goethe Institut: 335/4 Dien Bien Phu, District 1, tel: (08) 3 9 12 52 50
British Council: 25 Le Duan, D.1, tel: (08) 3 8 23 28 62, from 9.30 am
Cinebox: 212 Ly Chinh Thang, D.3, tel: 08 3935 0610
Le Do Cinema, 46 Tran Phu, tel: (0511) 3 82 25 74
Cinema & Film Distribution Centre, 68 Tran Phu, tel: (0511) 3 82 32 84
| National Cinema Center|
87 Lang Ha, Hanoi
| Cinebox 212|
212 Ly Chinh Thang, D.3, HCMC
| Le Do Cinema|
46 Tran Phu, Da Nang