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Vietnamese flick to play at ASEAN-Prague film festival

Vietnamese flick to play at ASEAN-Prague film festival

Thursday, August 27, 2015, 14:49 GMT+7

“Passion,” a Vietnamese-made movie, will be screened in early September at a film festival in Prague dedicated to five ASEAN countries, newswire Vietnamplus reported Thursday.

The fourth ASEAN-Prague film festival will display movies from five countries including the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam which have diplomatic missions resident in the Czech Republic.

This year, the Vietnamese flick “Dam Me” (Passion), by director Phi Tien Son, will represent the Southeast Asian country to take part in the fest, which is scheduled from September 8 to 12 at Lucerna Cinema.

The film brings audiences a better understanding of Vietnam, a country which has had to deal with many social problems during its development process.

Mainly sponsored by the host country’s Barrandov film studios and Vietnam Airlines, this year’s fest is themed “ASEAN – One vision, One identity, One community,” and aims at providing a close-up view of the lifestyle and people of some ASEAN countries.

Three Vietnamese films screened at three previous festivals include “Chuyen Cua Pao” (Pao’s Story), “Canh Dong Bat Tan” (Floating Lives), and “Lua Phat” (Once Upon a Time in Vietnam).

All Vietnamese films were highly appreciated by the Czech community for their meaning and aesthetic, Vietnamplus reported.

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