Cultural Events Happening in Hanoi

18 May 2018

Exhibition “French Comics Today”

Opening: Fri 13 Jul 2018, 6 pm

Exhibition: 13 Jul – 10 Aug 2018, 9 am – 8 pm (longer opening hours on event nights at L’Espace)


From L’Espace:

France is one of the first countries in the world to publish comic books.

Through this exhibition, you will get to discover a variety of French language comics of the 21st century in all their diversity.

Participating in the opening of the exhibition are authors Alexandre Clérisse and Aurélie Neyret, curator Thierry Groensteen from La Cité internationale de la bande dessinée et de l’image (the international city of comics and image) in Angoulême.

Free entry

FVH Film Night: “Aimless” by Pham Nhue Giang

Thu 26 Jul 2018, 7.30 – 9 pm

Vietnam Feature Films studio (VFS)

4 Thuy Khue, Tay Ho district, Hanoi

From the organizer:

“Aimless” (2003) is an independent film based on the script “Without Eva” by writer Nguyen Quang Lap and made under the sponsorship by international cinematography development funds such as Fond Francophonie (France) and Vision Sud Est (Swiss). The film tells a story about a young countryside couple in a journey to earn a living in the big city while trying to overcome financial hardship and look for happiness. The story of the young couple well depicts the life of immigrants from the countryside to the big city in the context full of temptation and weaken moral values. The film is interesting with artistic frames with high contrast and unexpected twists, which take audience go through a journey full of emotions.

Produced since 2003, “Aimless” has won different prestigious prizes:

– The Silver Kite by Vietnamese Cinematography Association 2013

– The Silver Lotus by Vietnamese Film Festival 2013

The film is 90-minute long with English subtitles.

Cost: 150,000 vnd

Contact via Van at


Your reservation is not confirmed until you receive our reply email.

Please arrive by 7.15pm latest to collect and pay for your ticket at VFS. As a courtesy to those on the waiting list – please cancel if you can’t come.

Reserved seating tickets are allocated on a first come – first served basis. We don’t pre-book seating but if you come early you can get one of the big comfy armchair seats.


Saigon or Hanoi Beer 20,000 VND per bottle

Bottle of water complimentary

In the alley outside the studios are number of good food stalls for you to enjoy a pre-film dinner.

Motorbikes and Cycles

Parking fees @ the Studio – 5,000 vnd motorbike; 2,000 vnd for a cycle; 10,000 vnd for car

Vietnam Feature Films Studio is the Big Brother of the country’s film industry. This is a huge honor and privilege for FVH to have the chance to hold our film nights here. The studios have gone out of their way to support FVH and truly hope that as many of our members can come to support our 3rd FVH film night as well as supporting the great staff and organisation of VFS.

Max 50 people

Showcase “The Age after Divinity” by Nguyen Manh Hung

Opening: Fri 06 Jul 2018, 6 pm

Showcase: 06 Jul – 06 Aug 2018

Manzi Art Space

From Manzi:

Manzi Art Space is proud to present a series of new works entitled “The Age After Divinity” by Hanoi-born surrealist, Nguyễn Mạnh Hùng, whose playful, irony-laden work has been turning heads in the contemporary art scene of Vietnam.

Depicting activities and events of daily life in an absurd world, this series of oil and watercolor paintings presents immersive environments with droll juxtapositions that cleverly allude to cultural realities, social conflicts, the complexities of civic development and individual responsibility in Vietnam today.

Focusing on the visual relationships of disjointed elements and unusual scales, with “The Age After Divinity”, Hung has conveyed his wry sense of humour and boldly brought audiences to a world in which everything is made bare through his biting irony.

“The Age After Divinity” will be launched on Friday, 6 July 2018 and will be on display till 06 August 2018 at Manzi Art Space, 14 Phan Huy Ich, Hanoi.

Free entry


Lang Co Town - A perfect escape for the summer

The small Lang Co town in Phu Loc District, Thua Thien – Hue Province is located on the root of the imposing Hai Van mountain range. With long beach sloping gently to the pure water sea, Lang Co is a quiet note for a summer escape.