An Old Bridge Is Revitalized On Screen

Three Danish Directors are right now in Vietnam to present their documentary on Hanoi’s Long Bien Bridge. Recently the film was shown in the National Cinema Centre together with two Vietnamese directed films about the Long Bien Bridge
    The Danish documentary film is about the historical and present importance of the Long Bien Bridge to the city and people of Hanoi. The three Danish directors, Steen Møller Rasmussen, Cai Ulrich v. Platen and Peter Schultz Jørgensen expand on and renew the classical tradition of documenting the flow of life around a central nexus in society.
    “Without commentary and musical embellishment, the pictures are allowed to talk for themselves” one of the Danish directors and film maker Mr. Steen Møller Rasmussen says, hoping that the film will make people of Hanoi reflect more deeply about the bridge itself and about its importance to Hanoi in the past, present and future.
    The Screening at the National Cinema Centre was a huge success and received a lot of attention from National Television. The Danish ambassador to Vietnam, Mr. Peter Lysholt Hansen explained to the journalists that the Embassy of Denmark “is very happy to support this documentary about the Long Bien Bridge in particular because of its importance to Hanoi and to support the genre of documentary in general which does not receive enough attention in Vietnam”.
    The documentary is supported by the Danish Cultural Development and Exchange Fund (CDEF) of the embassy of Denmark in Hanoi who supports the development of contemporary art and culture in Vietnam.

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