It may seem paradoxical, but Indochina was never released in Vietnam at the time of its international distribution in 1992, a period when the country's exhibition sector was virtually nonexistent. A single preview screening was organized in the only theater operating at the time, the Thàng8 (which has now been fully renovated), attended by Catherine Deneuve and Régis Wargnier.
But now, the Hanoi International Film Festival, which was founded in 2010 and for which Régis Wargnier is serving as this year's festival president, has invited Catherine Deneuve to return to the country early November to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the first day of the production shoot on a film that played a significant role in boosting the international image of Vietnam and contributed to some extent to the nation's cultural renaissance. The film will thus at last benefit from commercial release in Vietnam, with The Green Media handling its distribution.
Just before arriving in Hanoi, Catherine Deneuve will travel to Yangon (Rangoon), in Myanmar (Burma), to take part in the 3rd Memory International Film Heritage Festival, which is entirely dedicated to cinema classics. This year's festival will also be attended by other French artists, including Michel Hazanavicius, Pascale Ferran, Régis Wargnier, and Nicolas Seydoux, president of Gaumont.
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