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Film on traditional theatre genre of ‘cai luong’ wins "VN Oscar"

‘Song Lang’ (The Tap Box) was honoured with the Golden Lotus Award in the motion picture category at the 21st National Film Festival, which wrapped up in Vung Tau City on November 27.


The closing ceremony was attended by Politburo member, Secretary of the Party Central Committee (PCC) and Head of the PCC’s Commission for Education and Communication, Vo Van Thuong; Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Ngoc Thien; and numerous artists working in the film industry.

For their roles in 'Song Lang' film, Leon Le, Pham Luu Tuan Tai, and Ghia Pham also brought home the Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Film Designer Awards, respectively.

Earlier, Le won the Best Director award while his film grabbed the Samir Farid Prize at the third edition of the Sharm El-Sheikh Asian Film Festival in Egypt in March this year.

Three Silver Lotus Awards in the motion picture category were given to ‘Cua Lai Vo Bau’ (Winning Back My Pregnant Wife), ‘Hai Phuong’ (Furie), and ‘Truyen Thuyet Ve Quan Tien’ (Legend of Quan Tien).

Hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism under the theme “Building a Vietnamese cinema industry with humanity, creativity and integration", the five-day national film festival featured 74 films across the four categories of motion picture, documentary, science film, and cartoons.

At the closing ceremony, the organising board presented the Golden Lotus, Silver Lotus and Jury Awards to the outstanding films in each category.

Awards honouring prominent individuals, including the Best Scriptwriter, Best Cameraman, Best Leading Actor and Actress, and Best Sound Editing, were also delivered on the occasion.


 Actor Tran Bao Son.



Director Duc Thinh and his wife, actress Thanh Thuy




Actresses Mai Thu Huyen (L) and Minh Thu (R)




Actress Ngo Thanh Van




In addition to the Best Director award, “Song Lang”, also received the Golden Lotus award in the feature film category.




The festival’s most prestigious prize is the Golden Lotus. This year’s winner of the famed award in the documentary film category went to the movie “Chong Chenh”.




“Chu Oi Dung Lay Me Con”, known as Please Don’t Marry My Mom in English, by director Dinh Tuan Vu wins the Most Favourite Movie award.




Leon Le from the movie “Song Lang”, also known as The Tap Box, bags the Best Director award.





Doan Nhat Trung from the movie “Cua Lai Vo Bau”, known in English as Win My Baby Back, receives the Best Screenplay award.





The event showcases different aspects of the nation’s identity, in addition to recognizing artists who enjoy outstanding achievements over the past year.The four-day event takes place every two years. This year’s version saw a total of 74 national artworks showcased, including 16 feature films, 29 documentary films, nine science films, and 20 animated films. The awards for Best Sound and Best Art Design went to artist Vu Thanh Long and painter Ghia Pham for the movie “Song Lang”, also known as The Tap Box.


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