A Vietnamese-French director, now 95, whose 61-year-old historical film on Vietnam was warmly embraced at France’s largest-ever Vietnamese film program, held in late June, is elated over the unexpected success of his film. historical film, “Hai The Gioi” (Two Worlds), which was filmed in France in 1953, was enthusiastically received by audience members at “Panorama du Cinéma Vietnamien” (Panorama of Vietnamese Cinema). The program, the largest-ever Vietnamese film festival in the European country, was organized by Paris-based Cinémathèque Française, which boasts one of the world’s largest archives of film, movie documents, and film-related objects. The event was part of the “Vietnam Year in France,” which celebrated 40 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries. The program, aimed at promoting Vietnamese films over the course of time and their directors’ perspectives, showcased 31 Vietnamese feature films and documentaries, as well as five foreign-made flicks. It offered intriguing glimpses into generations of Vietnamese directors, ranging from veteran directors and classic movies such as “Chom va Sa” (Chom and Sa) of Pham Ky Nam, Nhan’s nephew; Nguyen Hong Sen’s “Canh Dong Hoang” (The Abandoned Field: Free Fire Zone); and Pham Van Khoa’s “Chi Dau” (Ms. Dau); to younger talents such as Vu Ngoc Dang’s gay-themed feature, “Hot Boy Noi Loan (Lost in Paradise); and Nguyen Thi Tham’s documentary “Chuyen Di Cuoi Cung Cua Chi Phung” (The Last Journey of Madam Phung). Nhan’s “Hai The Gioi” packed the screening hall with almost 200 people during the FIFA World Cup 2014 in late June….