The event was organized by the Vietnamese Embassy in coordination with the state-run National Film Corporation of Sri Lanka.
Ambassador Ton Sinh Thanh said that the film week is the first cultural activity launched by the embassy since its establishment last April. During the event, five Vietnamese movies which have won international awards will be screened, with three of them focusing on the past wars, he said.
According to the Vietnamese diplomat, the film week will help Sri Lankan audiences understand more about Vietnam and its people, both in the past and at present.
He said Sri Lanka will send an art troupe to the Hue Festival in central Vietnam in April. Vietnamese artists will open a photographic exhibition in Colombo city in June, and a Vietnamese art troupe will perform in Sri Lanka later this year.