Denmark, Finland, Sweden participate in ASEM Film Festival

The Ministry of Culture and Information of Vietnam co-operated with the British Council, the Goethe Institute, L’Espace, and embassies of Asian and European countries to organise an Asia-Europe Film Festival in Hanoi from September 10-29.
     This is an activity in the framework of ASEM 5 in Hanoi from September 10-29. Seventeen films of Asian and European countries are shown at the National Cinema Centre at 87 Lang Ha street and the Cinema Club at 51 Tran Hung Dao street.
     Films of Nordic countries attending the ASEM 5 Film Festival include ‘Open Hearts’ of Denmark (produced in 2002 by director Susane Bier), ‘One Way Ticket to Bombasa’ of Finland (produced in 2002 by director Hanu Tuomainen), and ‘Tsatsiki, Mum and the Policeman’ of Sweden (produced in 1998, 1999 by director Alalem Hagen). Of those, the Swedish film ‘Tsatsiki, Mum and the Policeman’ received the Best Swedish Film award of 1999 as well as the Grand Jury Prize at the Children’s Film Festival (Kinderfilmfest) in Berlin.
     Charlotte Findén, Third Secretary in charge of culture and information at the Swedish embassy in Hanoi, said that it was a great honour for Sweden to join the ASEM Film Festival. ‘Tsatsiki, Mum and the Policeman’ is a family film about a boy growing up with a single mother. She hoped that the film would give both the Vietnamese and foreign public a look into children’s lives and education in Sweden. She said she wished that the film would contribute to the overall success of the film festival.

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