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Japanese features, anime to screen

In Uncategorized on October 20, 2010 at 12:08 am

Japanese features, anime to screen

QĐND – Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 22:14 (GMT+7)

Japanese director Nobuhiro Doi’s latest film Hanamizuki is one of ten films scheduled to show in competition at the first Vietnam International Film Festival, which runs until Oct. 21 in Hanoi.

Hanamizuki is a romantic drama which tells the story of high school student Sae Hirasawa, played by Yui Aragaki, who lives a simple life with her mother in a peaceful northern fishing town but dreams of a life overseas.

She meets two special men in her life. One is another high school boy who she falls in love with. They encourage each other to pursue their dreams, even as their dreams pull them apart. The other man is an upperclassman who shares her same dreams.

Doi, with the support of the Japan Foundation Centre for Cultural Exchange, is scheduled to arrive on Oct. 19 to attend the festival and conduct question and answer sessions about the film.

Born April 11, 1964 in Hiroshima Prefecture , Doi began as director for the hit TBS television series Good Luck!! in 2003 and Orange Days in 2004 until striking it big with the 48 million USD box office hit Be With You the same year, his directorial film debut.

Hanamizuki was released in Japan in August and is his third feature film.
My Darling Is a Foreigner, the directorial debut by Kazuaki Ue, will also compete for the festival’s top prize.

Eatrip by Yuri Nomura, and Mental by Kazuhiro Soda will compete in the documentary and short film categories, respectively. Mental won the Best Documentary Award at the Pusan International Film Festival and the Dubai International Film Festival in 2008.

Japanese animation will also make a showing at the festival with Summer Wars (2009) and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006), both directed by Mamoru Hosoda. Both films have received numerous awards not only in Japan but throughout the world, including the Best Animation Award at the Japan Academy Awards in 2007 (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time) and in 2010 (Summer Wars).

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

New TV show features Khmer community

In Uncategorized on August 5, 2010 at 3:19 pm

New TV show features Khmer community

QĐND – Thursday, August 05, 2010, 20:47 (GMT+7)

A TV series on the culture and lifestyle of the ethnic Khmer people living in Vietnam’s southwest region will be filmed this week.

The 30-part work, titled Hay Cung Em Dieu Sarikakeo (Join Me in the Sarikakeo Dance), is being made by Vang Mien Nam (Southern Gold) Film Studio, a private film and entertainment company in HCM City.

Based on a screenplay by Nguyen Thi Hong Xuan, it is about the life and love of Sophia, a Khmer woman who lives in a small village in Soc Trang province in the early 1980s.

The film recounts Sophia’s time as a Sarikakeo dancer in her native village before she moved to An Giang province and learned weaving.

Sarikakeo is a traditional dance of the Khmer.

Truong Son Hai, the film’s director, said he and his producer chose Xuan’s screenplay because few films had focused on this topic.

“We wanted to spotlight the Khmer people and their culture, lifestyle and dance,” he said.

Hai said his crew would begin filming in the Cuu Long (Mekong) River Delta province of Soc Trang and then in Tra Vinh and Ca Mau. Skilled dancers from local traditional art troupes like Anh Binh Minh will be in the film.

There are nearly 1.3 million Khmer people in the delta, mostly in Soc Trang and Tra Vinh.

The Khmer celebrate their New Year’s festival, the Chol Chnam Thmay, which is similar to Vietnamese Tet Lunar New Year, following the Khmer traditional calendar.

During the festival, dozens of professional artists from local art troupes travel around the three provinces of Tra Vinh, Soc Trang and Ca Mau to perform special programmes featuring the culture and lifestyle of the Khmer.

Local people and visitors can participate in many cultural activities, such as music and singing programmes, traditional games and sports competitions launched by local authorities.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

Wild features of sea, islands and specialties of Tri Nguyen fishing village

In Uncategorized on May 3, 2010 at 3:27 am

Wild features of sea, islands and specialties of Tri Nguyen fishing village

QĐND – Sunday, May 02, 2010, 21:32 (GMT+7)

Relaxing in cool and pure sea water is a favorite activity of both adults and children on these summer days to escape the heat and noise of bustling cities. Tri Nguyen fishing village in Nha Trang City is an ideal location this summer with its attractive seascapes, islands and cuisine in new and special cooking methods of the local fishermen.

Tri Nguyen fishing village is a small village consisting of about 50 households hidden behind a mountain in the Tri Nguyen cluster of islands in Vinh Nguyen Ward, Nha Trang City. Old people say that a long time ago the Tri Nguyen cluster of islands had no residents. Then strong storms brought fishermen’s boats from the central provinces of Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh and Quang Nam to hide in this place. After that, these fishermen chose the Tri Nguyen cluster of islands to settle down and lived by fishing in the sea.

In between the immense sea wind and endless ocean, the village looks tiny and scintillating in the sunlight with many boat houses to feed shrimps and fishes. In the village, there are some restaurants serving local specialties but tourists can challenge themselves by fishing for their meals and letting the fishermen do the cooking. Especially, there’s a kind of good-tasting wine made from noni fruit being soaked under the sea that goes well with seafood. 

After a meal, tourists can enjoy the ocean in a coracle (small round boat). Tourists will find it hard to control these coracles because they will spin around and do not follow a straight line. Or tourists can take a boat trip to visit floating houses to try various kinds of fishes, shrimp and cuttlefish. Each floating house is more than 150 meters in width and is divided into different cells to feed different kinds of creatures including white bass, shellfish and cuttlefish among others. Some tourists find it an interesting method for relaxation looking at these creatures of the ocean swimming around.

Sitting in one of Tri Nguyen fishing village’s floating houses overlooking the sea when the sun goes down and the sea changes color and savoring steamed and grilled shellfish could be an unforgettable experience for tourists. In the shade of sunset, this village looks seductive and shy with its gentle waves, with boats bobbing on the sea and voices and laughter of friendly fishermen and tourists.

Source: VietNamNet Bridge

Source: QDND

New TV channel features Vietnam life

In Uncategorized on September 14, 2008 at 4:03 pm

A new channel, VTC9 Let’s Viet, with the theme Fine Vietnamese Value, will come on-air on September 27.

With films, news, talk shows and entertainment, the channel will focus on presenting traditional Vietnamese culture.

Vietnam Multimedia Corporation VTC and Lasta JSC are working together to broadcast VTC9 throughout the country, 24-hours-a-day.-

Vietnam Auto Show 2008 features hybrid cars

In Uncategorized on August 21, 2008 at 1:37 pm

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam Auto Show 2008, the biggest of its kind so far, opened in Hanoi on August 21 with hybrid cars on show for the first time.

It is also remarkable that the local supporting industry is well represented at the event, an encouraging sign of the industry’s growth.

World-renowned makers such as Honda, Toyota , Ford, GM Daewoo and Mercedes-Benz have brought to the event their environmental friendly and energy-saving models such as FTHS ( Toyota ) and B Concept (Ford).

Opening the five-day show, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Do Huu Hao said the Government and relevant ministries and sectors will continue to work out solutions and long-term strategies to facilitate the automobile industry’s development.

The show, entitled “A true dream”, jointly organised by the Vietnam Automobile Manufactures’ Association (VAMA) and the Asia Trade Fair and Business Promotion Joint Stock Company, is expected to receive around 120,000 visitors.

VAMA, a non-profit organisation, has 17 members, including 11 joint venture and foreign-invested firms. Making its debut in 2000, the association has made considerable contributions to Vietnam ’s automobile industry and created more than 65,000 jobs for local workers.-