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Celebrating Vietnamese Cinema


  • Freer Gallery of Art 1050 Independence Ave SW Washington, DC, 20560 United States (map)

Join us for a weekend of films, special guests, and a reception celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the opening of diplomatic relations between the United States and Vietnam. This series is cosponsored by the Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in Washington, DC, and the Vietnam Cinema Department.

Celebrating Vietnamese Cinema: "The Children of the Village"

Saturday, July 11, 2 pm

In person: Thuy Hang, actress

In a village in central Vietnam, twenty years after a wartime massacre decimated its population and destroyed its bridge to the opposite riverbank, former guerrilla leader Mr. Thap (Trung Anh) cannot forget the pain of war. As head of the small riverside hamlet—and a survivor of that massacre—he constantly reminds his fellow villagers of the importance of revenge. But for the next generation of villagers, including Th…

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Celebrating Vietnamese Cinema: "The Prince and the Pagoda Boy"

Sunday, July 12, 2 pm

In person: Quách Ngoc Ngoan, actor

This lush historical drama recounts the life of Ly Cong Uan (Quách Ngọc Ngoan), from his youth as a Buddhist disciple to his ascension to emperor of Vietnam in 1010 CE. Raised in a pagoda, kind and compassionate Ly Cong Uan dreams of serving in the royal court to help his country and people. His dream comes true, and on his first day, he befriends Long Dinh (Vu Dình Toàn), one of the princes of Vietnam.

When King…

FILM ADMISSION

Seating for films is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Auditorium doors open approximately 30 minutes before each show.

Earlier Event: July 11
French Festival at Hillwood
Later Event: July 11
Jamaica Day Reggae Festival