The event, which will run until October 17, aims to increase mutual understanding and expand economic cooperation in Asia-Pacific.

At the opening ceremony. Photo: VTV

Eleven movies will be screened at the event, including ‘My nhan’ (Beauty) from Vietnam, ‘I’m still here’ from Peru, ‘Tsukiji Wonderland’ from Japan, ‘My Paparotti’ from the Republic of Korea, ‘Children of China’ from China, and ‘Blue Moon’ from Chinese Taipei.

Others such as ‘Nokas’ from Indonesia, ‘The Age of Pioneers’ from Russia, ‘Jack of the Red Hearts’ from the US, ‘Violeta Went to Heaven’ from Chile, and “The Dressmaker” from Australia are also expected to entertain audiences.

Following the APEC Year 2017 theme of ‘Creating New Dynamism, Fostering a Shared Future’, the film week is held by the National Committee on APEC 2017 and Vietnam’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Established in 1989, APEC comprises 21 economies, including Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong (China), Indonesia, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, the US, and Vietnam.

Source: VNA