Friday, 29/03/2024 08:04

Animated films mark 70th Điện Biên Phủ Victory

A scene from the cartoon “The Cart in Điện Biên” is expected to be screened on the 70th anniversary of the Điện Biên Phủ Victory (May 7, 1954-2024). Photo courtesy of The Vietnam Animation Joint Stock Company

HÀ NỘI Two animated films, Lời Hứa Điện Biên (The Promise of Điện Biên) and Chiếc Xe Thồ Điện Biên (The Điện Biên Cart), are currently in production to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Điện Biên Phủ Victory (May 7, 1954 - 2024), the Vietnam Animation Joint Stock Company has announced.

Lasting for 10 minutes each, both are written by screenwriter Phạm Thanh Hà, edited by Nguyễn Thu Trang, and directed and illustrated by Bùi Mạnh Quang.

Lời Hứa Điện Biên revolves around the encounter between an old man and a boy in a place which was once the Điện Biên battlefield. Through the story of a veteran, the boy gains a deeper understanding of the resistance war against the French and the Điện Biên victory. Moved by promises of the former soldiers, the boy and his friends carry on with the promise of the younger generation, upholding the tradition of patriotism and national pride. The film is scheduled to be released in November.

Chiếc Xe Thồ Điện Biên tells the journey of a boy with a cart of supplies, now displayed at the Điện Biên Phủ Victory Museum. Taken on a tour of the old battlefield by the cart, the boy witnesses the entirety of the Điện Biên Phủ campaign with remarkable feats accomplished by Vietnamese people back then. The film is now getting the finishing touches and will be premiered right on the occasion of the anniversary.

According to the screenwriter, the film crew aims to provide children with an insight into the anti-French resistance period to nurture and enhance their patriotism and national pride.

On March 13, 1954, the Vietnamese revolutionary army launched the first attack against the French colonialists’ heavily fortified base of Điện Biên Phủ, starting a 56-day historic campaign whose victory on May 7 directly led to the signing of the Geneva Accords on ending the war and restoring peace in Indochina. VNA/VNS

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