Eta Bar – Photo Exhibition, Live Music


Eta Bar

Exhibition opens Sat, 10 May, 3 pm
Music starts 8.30 pm

Boris Zuliani – photo exhibition
Polemika Pravda – Hanoian garage ska band

An obviously objective correspondent passed this announcement to the Grapevine:

A combined event of the opening of a photo exhibition by Boris Zuliani followed by a scintillating performance by renowned Hanoian garage ska band Polemika Pravda in the new Ete performance space on the top floor…

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VAC – Sparkling Lacquer


Viet Art Centre

2-Day event focusing on the tradition of lacquer painting in Vietnam.
Day 1: Sat, 10 May, 2.30 pm
Day 2: Sat, 24 May, 2.30 pm

Dang Manh Ha
Dang Xuan Hanh

Sparkling Lacquer – Exhibition and Workshop

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The Spring of Passion for Women – Literature



“The Spring of Passion for Women – Literature”

Young Italian Writers – Pietro Grossi

Introduction by Beatrice Giudice

Thurs, 15 May, 6.30 pm

The Spring of Passion for Women, organised by the Embassy of Italy in Hanoi, presents another famous young Italian artist. On May 15th 2008, Pietro Grossi will discuss at Hanoi Cinematheque about literature conceived in a new, modern and the roles played by feminine characters in his books.

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Singapore Symposium – Modern & Contemporary Vietnamese Art


Symposium Announcement
Modern & Contemporary Vietnamese Art

Fri – Sun, 16 to 18 May 2008

Singapore Art Museum, in conjunction with the National Heritage Board Vietnam Festival, is organising a three-day symposium to explore the artistic developments that have taken place in Vietnam.

Details on the ‘Info for Artists‘ page.

European Film Festival 16-22 May



Ten films from Belgium (Wallonie-Brussels), Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom, catering exclusively for children and teenagers in Vietnam.

16 to 22 May in Hanoi
22 to 30 May in Ho Chi Minh City

a ‘Europe Days 2008‘ event

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Italian Cultural Season – Women in Cinema


22A Hai Ba Trung Street

2008 Italian Cultural Season
Italian Film Festival: “Women in Cinema

Italian filmmaker Alina Marazzi

The Film Festival “Women in Cinema” will end on 13 & 14 May with a special event with the participation of the filmmaker Alina Marazzi, who will present two of her movies at Hanoi Cinémathèque.

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L’Espace – Thursday Cinema – 08 May


The first two Thursdays of each month, at 8 pm – one French film and one Asian film each month.
In May films will be screened the second and third Thursdays.
In June, during “Printemps français”, “Ciné Thursdays” will be the last two Thursdays.

Free admission subject to availability of space.
The films are shown in their original version with subtitles in French or Vietnamese.

Thurs, 08 May, 8 pm
Les Demoiselles de Rochefort
Hai cô gái thành Rochefort

The press release (in French and Vietnamese) is below:

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