Local movies to be showcased at international film festivals

Two Vietnamese film projects are due to participate in the 24th Asian Project Market as part of the upcoming Busan International Film Festival 2021, which is scheduled to run from October 12 - 14 in the Republic of Korea.

A scene in Vietnamese film project “Memento Mori: Water” by director Marcus Manh Cuong Vu

A scene in Vietnamese film project “Memento Mori: Water” by director Marcus Manh Cuong Vu
 


The event is set to see “Memento Mori: Water” by director Marcus Manh Cuong Vu, and “If Wood Could Cry, It Would Cry Blood” directed by Nguyen Phan Linh Dan, represent Vietnam at the festival.

“Memento Mori: Water” tells the story of Ha, a mother who accompanies her son suffering from bone cancer. The film is currently in pre-production and is expected to start filming in 2022 before premiering in 2023.

Nguyen Phan Linh Dan is a familiar name to observers of the Busan Film Festival, having previously participated in the event back in 2019 as a director of photography for “The Secret of the Wind”.

This year marks the first time that she will join the festival as a director of a film project after working on a series of music videos, commercials, and short films.

 

The 24th Asian Project Market will be held virtually amid the ongoing COVID-19 fight, gathering directors and producers of 26 film projects from 15 countries worldwide.

In another event, “Who Created Human Beings” by director Le Binh Giang will be introduced at the Open Doors programme of the Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland from August 4 to August 14.

The film tells the story of a policeman named Sinh and his girlfriend Linh who are both Catholic. The project helps audiences to explore the various differences between older and younger generations.

There are plans in place to start filming in a mountainous village during the rainy season next year.

Source: VOV

 
 

Other News

.
Artists nationwide raise funds to support the needy in HCM City
Artists nationwide raise funds to support the needy in HCM City
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  16/08/2021 

An exhibition showcasing art works by more than 100 painters and sculptors across Vietnam is being held virtually to raise funds to support needy people in HCM City.

Chinese swimming expert, Huang Guohui, dies in quarantine
Chinese swimming expert, Huang Guohui, dies in quarantine
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  16/08/2021 

Chinese swimming coach, Huang Guohui, of the Vietnamese national swimming team died in quarantine after returning from the Tokyo Olympics.

Miniatures helping popularise Vietnamese culture
Miniatures helping popularise Vietnamese culture
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  16/08/2021 

Vietnamese culture has been nudged closer to domestic and foreign friends through life-like palm-sized miniatures of groceries, food carts, local dishes, barber shops, and even iconic tourist attractions made by young people around the country.

TV series themed Covid-19 pandemic broadcast
TV series themed Covid-19 pandemic broadcast
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  15/08/2021 

The TV series “For a Peaceful Tomorrow” shows how Vietnamese families deal with the pandemic in daily lives.

Thuy Tien represents Vietnam at Miss Grand International 2021
Thuy Tien represents Vietnam at Miss Grand International 2021
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  14/08/2021 

Nguyen Thuc Thuy Tien, one of the Top 5 contestants of Miss Vietnam 2018 and Vietnamese representative at Miss International 2018 pageant, will compete at Miss Grand International 2021.

Bringing life to recycled materials
Bringing life to recycled materials
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  15/08/2021 

Recycling has become a growing trend, particularly at a time when many are practicing a slow pace of living amidst COVID-19. 

Ministry approves project on digitalising Vietnamese festivals
Ministry approves project on digitalising Vietnamese festivals
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  14/08/2021 

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) has approved a project on digitalising all types of Vietnamese festivals for the 2021-2025 period. They involve traditional and cultural ones, industry festivals, and those of foreign origin.

Artists join hands in online coronavirus concert
Artists join hands in online coronavirus concert
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  14/08/2021 

A line-up of artists from Hanoi and HCM City will gather to perform in an online concert to show the importance of joining hands in the fight against the COVID pandemic, on Sunday night.

From flirt to feminist: a cheo opera revitalised
From flirt to feminist: a cheo opera revitalised
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  13/08/2021 

For centuries, the role of Thị Mầu in Vietnam’s most famous cheo opera Quan Âm Thị Kính (Goddess of Mercy) has been as a flirtatious woman.

Vietnam remain ahead of Thailand in latest FIFA rankings
Vietnam remain ahead of Thailand in latest FIFA rankings
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  13/08/2021 

The Vietnamese national men’s football team finished 92nd globally in the latest FIFA rankings for August, leaving local rivals Thailand far behind and staying atop Southeast Asia.

Vietnam to face only two rivals in AFC U23 Asian Cup 2022 qualifiers
Vietnam to face only two rivals in AFC U23 Asian Cup 2022 qualifiers
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  12/08/2021 

Vietnam will have to compete against only Myanmar and Chinese Taipei in Group I of the AFC U23 Asian Cup 2022 qualifiers following a redraw at the AFC House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on August 11.

Vietnamese stories retold through the lens of Czech photographer
Vietnamese stories retold through the lens of Czech photographer
VIETNAM & WORLDicon  11/08/2021 

The daily life of Vietnamese families in the Czech Republic is featured at an exhibition in Plzeň City that is located nearly 80km from Prague.

Vietnam team overcome challenges for Tokyo Paralympics
Vietnam team overcome challenges for Tokyo Paralympics
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  11/08/2021 

A 15-strong contingent from Vietnam Team has been putting in place the final touches for the Tokyo Paralympics Games.

Culture ministry promotes online performances amid COVID-19 pandemic
Culture ministry promotes online performances amid COVID-19 pandemic
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  11/08/2021 

An audience-free art programme was broadcast on Vietnam National Television (VTV) last month as restrictions on COVID-19 have been tightened. This is a part of an online theatre programme conducted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Foreign DJ in HCMC plays music on balcony for neighbors
Foreign DJ in HCMC plays music on balcony for neighbors
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  11/08/2021 

A DJ in HCM City brought his musical instruments to his balcony to play music for free for his neighbors during the current difficult time of social distancing.

Art programmes planned to boost people’s spirits amid pandemic
Art programmes planned to boost people’s spirits amid pandemic
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  10/08/2021 

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism plans to hold art programmes that aim to encourage people to surmount the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vietnamese athletes with disabilities to compete in three sports at Tokyo Paralympics
Vietnamese athletes with disabilities to compete in three sports at Tokyo Paralympics
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  10/08/2021 

Vietnamese athletes with disabilities will compete in three sports, namely weightlifting, swimming and athletics, at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

A house of memories in Ha Long City
A house of memories in Ha Long City
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  12/08/2021 

Hundreds of typical items of rich families in the past have been collected by a man in Ha Long City in Quang Ninh province.

Vietnamese female shuttler promoted in BWF rankings after positive Olympic run
Vietnamese female shuttler promoted in BWF rankings after positive Olympic run
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  10/08/2021 

Vietnamese shuttler Nguyen Thuy Linh enjoyed a promotion for the women's singles category in the latest world rankings issued by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) on August 3.

Artists in race for VTV Awards 2021
Artists in race for VTV Awards 2021
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  09/08/2021 

Hanoi-based singer Ha Le, winner of the Impressive Artist Awards at the Vietnam Television’s VTV Awards 2020, has been nominated for the same title this year.

 
 
 
Leave your comment on an article

OR QUICK LOGIN