Dawn at O Quan Chuong by Nguyen Hoang Duong upstaged 1,500 photographs of Ha Noi to win the Thang Long Moments photo competition on Saturday.
HA NOI —
"We hoped to find refreshing angles and emotions of our near and dear city of Ha Noi through this competition. All competing photos were able to capture the normal life of Ha Noi, which is simple but glorious, down-to-earth but classy," said Nguyen Tuan Duc, deputy editor-in-chief of Ha Noi Moi newspaper and the head judge of the competition.
Summer noon by Tran Thi Tuyet Mai and Old Quarter Cafe by Ta Quang Bao were the competition's runners-up.
The 52 final-round photo exhibition, jointly held by Ha Noi Moi newspaper, Sony Electronics and Santa Viet Nam, are now on display at 29 Hang Bai Street, Ha Noi, until Thursday.
HA NOI — The famous Bat Trang pottery village in Ha Noi's Gia Lam District is marking the capital's millenium anniversary by producing and showcasing 1,000 stoneware items.
The stoneware will be exhibited from today to Saturday at the village.
"The exhibition aims to celebrate Bat Trang Pottery's cultural and artistic values and its talented potters," said Gia Lam District's Culture and Information Department head Do Van Thinh.
Themed Bat Trang Pottery – Traditional and Contemporary, the exhibition brings together antiques and commercial items, which account for 30 and 70 per cent of the pieces, respectively.
The crafts are dragons from the Ly dynasty, which established Ha Noi as the capital; a carved portrait of King Ly Thai To's historical edict to relocate the capital to Ha Noi; and a 3.15m-tall vase.
HCM CITY — Akira Kurosawa's cult film Rashomon (1950) will be among the eight to be screened at a week-long festival in HCM City beginning on Friday.
The festival will open with Happy Flight (2008) by Shinobu Yaguchi at the BHD Star Cinema, February 3 Street, District 10, from October 8-14, with support from the Japan Foundation.
Tony Takitani (2004), Kamikaze Girls (2004), Sansho the Bailiff (1954), 5 Centimetres per Second (2007), Yunagi City Sakura Country (2007), and Memories of Tomorrow (2005) will also be shown.
All of them will have Vietnamese voice-overs and English sub-titles.
Tickets can be obtained free at the Japanese General Consulate, Nguyen Hue Street, District 1.
The festival will then move to Nha Trang from October 22 to 24. — VNS