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2014

Highroad to Hanoi (and Ho Chi Minh City)

Sunshine on Leith


22 - 28 September 2014 | Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City

We've been working with our colleagues in Vietnam on UK Film Week, an annual celebration, this year focused on films from Scotland.

With screenings in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, this year's UK Film Week champions Scotland and Scottish filmmaking.

Cherry Gough, Country Director at British Council Vietnam, said in an announcement about the event.“Scotland has a tremendous cultural heritage: as well as being the home of the world-famous Edinburgh Festival, it has produced many famous writers, artists and musicians. Loch Ness is now familiar to Vietnamese people through the Japanese ‘Doraemon’ comics, and Scotland’s stunning cities and landscapes have featured in many films and TV programs. And, of course, Scottish tartan and the kilt are recognized worldwide!”

“This year’s UK Film Week will gives Vietnamese audiences an opportunity to have a closer look at the richness of Scottish culture through five award-winning films that brilliantly capturing contemporary life in Scotland.”

The week includes:

Ken Loach's Ae Fond Kiss, For Those in Peril (Paul Wright), Shell (Scott Graham), Not Another Happy Ending (John McKay) and kicked off in high style with Dexter Fletcher's joyess Sunshine on Leith.

This year’s film week also marks the first time the British Council has partnered with Vietnam's YxineFF, an international online film festival,  to introduce seven short films by young Vietnamese film makers alongside . six award-winning Scottish shorts.

Alongside the films, Scottish producer Paul Welsh is in Vietnam to deliver two workshops on film pitching, targeting potential film makers in Vietnam.

Cherry Gough, Country Director at British Council Vietnam, said in an announcement about the event.“Scotland has a tremendous cultural heritage: as well as being the home of the world-famous Edinburgh Festival, it has produced many famous writers, artists and musicians. Loch Ness is now familiar to Vietnamese people through the Japanese ‘Doraemon’ comics, and Scotland’s stunning cities and landscapes have featured in many films and TV programs. And, of course, Scottish tartan and the kilt are recognized worldwide!”

“This year’s UK Film Week will give you an opportunity to have a closer look at the richness of Scottish culture through five award-winning films, including drama, romantic comedy and a musical, brilliantly capturing contemporary life in Scotland.”