Vietnamese Classics: Poetry in Motion

Vietnamese films, for many, are defined by transnational collaborations under emigrant directors. Yet Vietnamese cinema has another history forged by war and anti-colonialism. Born in documentation and propaganda, short of materials and guided by Soviet teaching, this cinema nonetheless developed subtle aesthetics while resonating with European and Asian art cinema. War is never absent – sometimes a tragic background, often catalyzing action in stories of family, loss, love and heroism with strong women protagonists. Pastoral lyricism meets the ruined monumentality of Hanoi or the capitalism of Saigon as hunger, religion, loyalty, humor and memory are all transmuted through a unique vision.

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The White-eye Bird / The Story of the Luc Couple

Nguyen Van Thong, Tran Vu

Tu Buu, To Uyen, Thuy Vinh / Tue Minh, Tran Phuong, Trinh Thinh

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7:00 PM

17AC4E1X

Hong Kong Arts Centre
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Mrs. Tu Hau

Pham Ky Nam

Tra Giang, Tran Phuong, Ba Du, Hang Ri Phuc, Nguyen Van Cua

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2:30 PM

22AC4M2X

Hong Kong Arts Centre
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Miss Nhung

Nguyen Duc Hinh, Dang Nhat Minh

Ai Van, Kim Dzung, Danh Tan

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4:15 PM

22AC4M3X

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Hanoi Little Girl

Hai Ninh

Lan Huong, Tra Giang, The Anh

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7:15 PM

23SP3E1

Hong Kong Space Museum Lecture Hall

The Christmas Day

Bach Diep

Tra Giang, Tran Phuong, Nhu Quynh

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6:00 PM

22AC4E1X

Hong Kong Arts Centre
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First Love

Hai Ninh

The Anh, Nhu Quynh, Tra Giang, Robert Hai

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9:00 PM

23AC4E2X

Hong Kong Arts Centre
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The Wild Field

Hong Sen

Lam Toi, Thuy An

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1:30 PM

28SP3M1D

Hong Kong Space Museum Lecture Hall

When the Tenth Month Comes

Dang Nhat Minh

Le Van, Nguyen Huu Muoi

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5:00 PM

24AC4M3X

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Travelling Circus

Viet Linh

Bac Son, The Anh, Thai Ngan, Vien Minh

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7:00 PM

24AC4E1X

Hong Kong Arts Centre
Agnes b. CINEMA!