The Free Movie programme began on October 10 and will run until November 9 at 15 cinemas in 10 cities and provinces, namely Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, Vung Tau, Hau Giang, Rach Gia, Can Tho, Tra Vinh, Yen Bai and Ha Tinh.
The films to be presented include the romantic comedy Em La Ba Noi Cua Anh (Sweet Twenty) (December 2015), which earned VND26 billion (more than US$1 million) at box offices nationwide after just a week in theatres.
The film was directed by Phan Gia Nhat Linh based on the original movie Miss Granny of the Republic of Korea, which performed so well across Asia that companies in China, Japan, Thailand and Indonesia bought the rights to the script.
The movie is about a 70-year-old woman who finds herself in the body of her 20-year-old self.
The horror - romance film Co Hau Gai (The Housemaid) (September 2016) is about the life of a young housemaid, played by Nhung Kate, who keeps a secret about the death of a rubber plantation owner living in South Vietnam during the French colonial period. The film by Vietnamese-American director Derek Nguyen was screened at the first International Film Festival & Awards Macao 2016.
Last but not least, action-comedy film Ve Si Sai Gon (Sai Gon Bodyguards) (December 2016) by Japanese director Ken Ochiai is also being screened. The film features a pair of mismatched bodyguards who become partners to protect a young heir of a billionaire. Vietnamese-American Michael Thai wrote the screenplay for the 90-minute film, which stars Thai Hoa and Kim Ly.
Apart from the three Vietnamese films, CGV (under CJ Group) will also present a Korean drama My Annoying Brother (November 24 2016), starring Cho Jung-seok, Doh Kyung-soo and Park Shin-hye. The moving story of brotherhood topped the Republic of Korea’s box office and hit more than one million views within four days of its release.
Free tickets are available at the cinemas. More information and schedule can be seen at www.cgv.vn.
In the future, the Free Movie programme will be held regularly at more venues with more films from different countries. “We hope to bring movie experience to audiences nationwide especially those live at remote areas”, said Doan Do Thuy An, from CGV’s communications section.