The 8th European-Vietnamese Documentary Film Festival 2017 will present documentary films from Vietnam and ten European countries including Amy, the incredible story of six-time Grammy-winner Amy Winehouse, directed by BAFTA award-winning Asif Kapadia.
Featuring extensive unseen archival footage and previously unheard tracks from the singer, Amy is a strikingly modern, moving and vital film which shines a light on our culture and the world we live in today, in a way that very few can.
A once-in-a-generation talent, Amy Winehouse was a musician that captured the world’s attention with her unforgettable voice and charisma. A pure jazz artist in the most authentic sense, Amy poured her heart and soul into her music, expressing personal struggles and pain through her intimate lyrics. The combination of her raw honesty and virtuosity resulted in some of the most unique and popular songs of our time.
Amy received 33 nominations and has won a total of 30 film awards, including:
- Best Documentary at the 69th British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA)
- Best Documentary Feature at the 88th Academy Awards (OSCAR)
- Best European Documentary at the 28th European Film Awards
- Best Music Film at the 58th Grammy Awards
- Best Documentary at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards
The European-Vietnamese Documentary Film Festival is one of a series of cultural festivals organised each year by EUNIC - European Union National Institutes for Culture - to promote better understanding between the people of Vietnam and Europe.
Each night between the 9th to the 18th June in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, audiences will have the opportunity to enjoy one Vietnamese documentary film followed by one European film. On 12 June, Amy will proudly follow the Vietnamese documentary Story of Yesterday, a film about the inspiring singer-songwriter Tran Lap and the rock band The Wall throughout its 21 years of formation and development.
Screening schedule of UK film in European-Vietnamese Documentary Film Festival:
19.00 12 June 2017
National Documentary and Scientific Film Studio
465 Hoang Hoa Tham
Ho Chi Minh City
17.00 12 June 2017
Hoa Sen University
8 Nguyen Van Trang
Entrance for all screenings are free and is on a first come, first served basis. It is recommended to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes before the scheduled event to gain entry and better seats selection. Doors will be closed after the screening is started.
Note: Regarding the decision number 92/QD-DA of the Cinema Department on the introduction of foreign movies to Vietnam, Amy (2015) is labelled C13 – Persons under the age 13 will not be admitted.