Renowned Japanese director arrives in Hanoi for HIFF 2024

Friday, 12/04/2024 16:31
Renowned Japanese director Koreeda Hirokazu has arrived in Hanoi to mark the start of his journey at the Ho Chi Minh City International Film Festival (HIFF) 2024.
Japanese director Koreeda arrives in Vietnam for international film festival. (Photo courtesy of HIFF) 

The Japanese director will hold an exchange with audiences after his film Broker is screened at HCM City Theatre on the evening of April 10 and hold a special exchange with young film directors at La Vela Saigon Hotel on April 12.

According to VOV, more than 200 Vietnamese and foreign filmmakers, visitors, and artists have gathered together for the first ever HIFF 2024 which will run until April 13.

Aside from Koreeda, local movie lovers will have the opportunity to meet famous directors from across the world such as Anne Fontaine, the director of films such as Bolero and Coco avant Chanel, and Kim Jee Woon, director of A Tales of Two Sisters.

The event will give awards to several outstanding Vietnamese and foreign movies, host multiple relevant activities, and promote the local film industry.

There are three main competition categories, including Southeast Asian, debut, and short films, with relevant awards such as Golden Star being given for the best Southeast Asian film, Best Emerging Director, Best short film, and HCM City film./.

Compiled by BTA