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Delicacy movie will be screened at the French Literary Week in thủ đô. Photo

Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — An exhibition displaying posters of book covers opened on Monday ahead of the French Literature Week in Hà Thành.

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Vietnamese versions of the covers at the exhibition include French works which have sầu been popular in Việt Nam over the past 10 years. The books include Irene Nemirovsky’s French Suite;Françoise Sagan’s Hello Sadness & The Elegance of Widows; David Foenkinos’s Delicacy và Romain Gary’s The Life Before Us.

The exhibition will also feature information about the writers & the movies being screened. The exhibition will run until November 18 at the French Cultural Centre (L’espace).

The week proper will begin on November 13with a talk about cinema in Gary’s works. The participation will be director Đỗ Văn Hoàng, book editor Đinc Văn Tuệ và filmmaker Nguyễn Hoàng Thiên Ngân.

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A highlight of the week will be a meeting with writer Foenkinos on November 15 at 5.30pm. Foenkinos is one the most revered and beloved French writers. His novel La delicatesse (Delicacy) was a bestseller in France. A film based on the book was released in 2011 with Audrey Tautou as the main character.

Works by Foenkinos are popular in Việt Nam including Delicacy, The Erotic Potential of My Wife & Our Separations. His bookCharlotte will be published in Việt Nam. Charlotte is Foenkinos’s 13th novel which earned the writer the French literary award Prix Reaudot and High School Students Goncourt Prize.

Vietnamese readers who are also fans of movies by Foenkinos will get an opportunity to watch Delicacy, Jealous Les Souvenirs during the week at the L’espace, with screenings in French with Vietnamese subtitles. Foenkinos was co-director & screenwriter of Delicacy and Jealous và he wrote the script for Les Souvenir.

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Foenkinos will share his success in both literature & filmmaking at the meeting.

A two-day worksiêu thị will be held on November 16 & 17 for young filmmakers to learn how to lớn write a screenplay adapted from literature work. Under director Marcus Mạnh Cường Vũ, the worksiêu thị participants will research some French novels which were made inkhổng lồ movies. — VNS

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