A photograph exhibition at the Tay Ninh Museum is being held to commemorate the 100th anniversary of President Ho Chi Minh leaving Viet Nam to seek ways to salvage his country.
TAY NINH —
The show includes a hundred colour and black-and-white photographs and is divided into four parts: Sen Village – Uncle Ho's hometown and invasion of French colonialists; Vietnamese people's life under colonial rule and patriots including Phan Boi Chau and Phan Chu Trinh; activities of Nguyen Ai Quoc (Ho Chi Minh) around the world after leaving Nha Rong Wharf, and images of the President leading the nation to fight against the French colonialists and American invaders.
The exhibition will close in the middle of August.
HA NOI — Hundreds of Japanese picture books with Vietnamese translation were presented to the Ha Noi Library as gift from the Rotary Nam Yamaguchi club.
The donation of 450 books aims to boost study of Japanese in Viet Nam while also introducing Japanese culture to Vietnamese readers, especially children.
The books will be showcased at the library's reading room.
The club is a member of the International Rotary association, which aims to enhance friendship among the international community.
HCM CITY — Vietnamese filmmakers are in need of interesting scripts, Hollywood director Phillip Noyce told local filmmakers and students of cinematography during an exchange at Hoa Sen University last weekend in HCM City.
This was his fifth visit to Viet Nam to launch his authourised biography Backroads to Hollywood.
Speaking to the students, the director of The Quiet American praised the important role that scripts play to make interesting films. Noyce told the students he began film-making when he was 18 years old.
"Money is not important, the most important thing is to make an interesting movie," he said.
A poor director can make an interesting film, but there will not be a good film if there is not an interesting script.
Besides the exchange with students at Hoa Sen University, the 60-year-old film director met with local filmmakers and artists at the Continental Hotel, where he shot a scene in his film The Quiet American 10 years ago
He also met with local fans and filmmakers at BHD Star Cinema and Megastar Cinema, where his film The Quiet American will be shown until this Sunday.
HCM CITY — A broad range of high-quality Australian produce will be available to sample during the Australian Wine and Food Show at the Caravelle Hotel this weekend in HCM City.
Highlights of the show, organised under the patronage of Australian Consulate General on an annual basis and now in its fourth edition, includes a gala dinner on Friday and a public day on Saturday.
The gala dinner will feature six-course meals that showcase the best of Australian produce, including spanner crabs, lobster, barramundi, escargot, Australian beef and lamb rack, among others.
On Thursday, an Australian Wine Challenge will be held at the same venue to pick the best Australian wine currently available in Viet Nam to match food served during the gala dinner.
Tickets to the public day, which costs VND300,000 (US$14.6), will be available at Baccus Corner and The Warehouse in District 1 and VINO in District 2. — VNS