Spanish film week opens in HCMC

A Spanish film week is taking place in Ho Chi Minh City starting October 13-17.
A scene in the film "Thi Mai"
A scene in the film "Thi Mai"
Movies in various genres, including comedy, drama and thriller shows the creative zest of a country that ranked the 4th in Europe and 8th in the world in terms of cinematic productions.
The film week will bring five screenings of Thi Mai by director Patricia Ferreira and producer Larry Levene, Las Ovejas no Pierden el Tren (Sidetracked) by director Álvaro Fernández Armero, Truman by director Cesc Gay, La Caja 507 (Box 507) directed by Enrique Urbizu to Vietnamese movie lovers.
“Thi Mai” is the first Spanish feature shot in Vietnam. Director Patricia Ferreira and producer Larry Levene will share their experience of filming the movie in Hanoi and Ha Long Bay.
The film is a story of Carmen, who, after losing her daughter in an accident. She receives a letter informing her that she has been approved for the adoption of Thi Mai, the young Vietnamese girl of the film’s title. Accompanied by her two best friends, Elvira and Rosa, who have never set foot outside Spain, Marta travels to Asia to meet her new daughter. There, the three women encounter a series of increasingly complicated, exotic and outlandish situations that bring out the most eccentric aspects of each of their personalities. Andrés, a Spaniard actor who upped sticks to Hanoi to live with his partner, and a local tour guide also have their parts to play in the adventure. “Thi Mai” features Spanish and Vietnamese actors, Carmen Machi, Aitana Sanchez-Gijon, Adriana Ozores, Dani Rovira, Chieu Xuan, Manh Cuong.
Free screenings are scheduled to take place at Cinestar, 271 Nguyen Trai Street , Nguyen Cu Trinh Ward in District 1.

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