HÀ NỘI — Children in Hà Nội can watch cartoons that are being screened for free at the Vietnam National Cinema Centre, starting from this summer until the end of the year.
The screening of Vietnamese cartoons, jointly organised by the Vietnam National Cinema Centre and the Vietnam Cartoon Company, features 50 works by the Vietnam Animation Film Studio.
They include newly released films, award-winning films and those that have garnered a large number of views on YouTube channel like Kỳ Nghỉ Hè Ý Nghĩa (Meaningful Summer Vacation), Thám Tử Đầu Bạc (Grey-Haired Detective) and Hiệp Sĩ Nghé Vàng (Golden Calf Knight).
Notably, a series of four historical cartoons, Cậu Bé Cờ Lau (The Boy and Reed Grass), Nữ Tướng Mê Linh (The Heroines), Đại Hành Hoàng Đế (Emperor Đại Hành) and Người Thầy Của Muôn Đời (The Teacher Of Eternity), are also included in the programme. The films vividly portray Vietnamese historical figures in-depth and take the viewers on a journey back in time and touch their emotions.
The screening is divided into two phases – at 9:30am every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from now on until June 30, and every Sunday morning from July until the end of the year.
“This is not Vietnam Cartoon Company’s first free cartoon screening programme. The programme is launched by the company every year to promote domestic cartoons and cater to young audience in various forms on special occasions, such as, free screenings on Children’s Day, Mid-Autumn Festival, or mobile screenings at schools or within many community projects,” scriptwriter Phạm Thanh Hà, Head of Screenwriting Department, Vietnam Cartoon Company, told Việt Nam News.
“However, this free screening, in which the Vietnam Cartoon Company collaborates with National Cinema Centre, is considered a significant milestone. It aims to entertain children during the summer break after two years of the pandemic, and at the same time, shape their habit of watching cartoons in the cinema that enables them to enjoy the educational and entertaining films thoroughly.”
The screening programme is not specialised to any age group, so audiences of all ages could pick up free tickets at the National Cinema Centre, located at No. 87 Láng Hạ Street, Đống Đa District. Tickets are not available online. — VNS