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Documentary films screened

In Uncategorized on December 17, 2010 at 5:57 am

Documentary films screened

QĐND – Thursday, December 16, 2010, 21:2 (GMT+7)

PANO – Two documentary films, “Luy thep Vinh Linh” and “Con lại voi thoi gian” were screened for free on December 15th at the Central Documentary and Scientific Film Studio, Hanoi, to mark the 66th founding anniversary of Vietnam People’s Army on December 22nd.

Awarded a gold medal at the International Film Festival in 1971 in Moscow and Golden Lotus at Vietnam Film Festival in 1973, the film “Luy thep Vinh Linh”, directed by People’s Artist Ngoc Quynh, features the daily life and the struggle of people in Vinh Linh in the resistance war against American invaders.

“Con lai voi thoi gian”, directed by Meritorious Artist Le Hong Chuong, tells the fate of the Northern soldiers heading to the South and sacrificing their lives, leaving their diaries and letters. This documentary film won the best documentary film prize at Asia-Pacific Film Festival in 2006, Golden Kite by Cinema Association in 2005 and Silver Lotus at Vietnam Film Festival in 2007.

Translated by Tran Hoai
Photo: CPV

Source: QDND

Four Vietnamese films to take part in APFF 2010

In Uncategorized on November 25, 2010 at 7:19 am

Four Vietnamese films including one feature, two documentaries and one cartoon will comptete in the 2010 Asia-Pacific Film Festival (APFF) to take place in Taiwan ( China ) from December 2 to 4.

A scene in the film Long Thanh Cam Gia Ca (The Fate of a Songstress in Thang Long).

The movies are Long Thanh Cam Gia Ca (The Fate of a Songstress in Thang Long) by Dao Ba Son, Nguoi Thap Lua (The Burner) by Nguyen Nhu Vu, Dao Ly Son (Ly Son Island) by Cong Thanh Duc and Chiec La (Leaf) by Hong Son.

This year’s 54th film fest attracts 18 countries and territories competing in 3 categories including featured film, documentary and short film.

Source: SGGP

124 films at national film festival on traffic safety

In Uncategorized on November 24, 2010 at 1:51 pm

124 films at national film festival on traffic safety

QĐND – Wednesday, November 24, 2010, 20:33 (GMT+7)

PANO – The National film festival on traffic safety, entitled “Dangers for traffic participants with alcohol use”, organised by National Committee on Traffic Safety, officially opened in Hanoi on November 22nd. 

The three-day festival will screen 124 films with different genres, including reportage, documentary, science and education.

The festival aims to diversify propaganda methods, share experiences as well as solutions to urgent traffic problems.

Awarded films will be copied and saved as documentations to serve for propaganda activities at grassroots level.

Translated by Tran Hoai

Source: QDND

Days of Russian films in HCM City

In Uncategorized on November 18, 2010 at 9:01 am

Good films grow from literary roots

In Uncategorized on August 3, 2010 at 11:18 am

Scripts are the bridge between literature and movies. Many famous literary works have been adapted into films, which have been become classics in the movie world. Vietnamese writers have made outstanding contributions in development of the film industry of the country.

Actor Ngoc Ngoan and singer Nhat Kim Anh take roles of poet Nguyen Du and Ms. Cam in the film Long Thanh cam gia ca.

Vietnamese well-known literary works have been turned into movies that have successfully attracted audiences. Examples include: Vo chong A Phu (Mr. and Mrs. A Phu) by To Hoai, Tat den (Blowing out the flame of oil lamp) by Ngo Tat To (adapted into the film Chi Dau – Mrs. Dau), Chi Pheo by Nam Cao (adapted into the film Lang Vu Dai Ngay Ay – Vu Dai Village in the Old Time), Chua Dan (Dan pagoda) by Nguyen Tuan and Tuong Ve Huu (Retired General) by Nguyen Huy Thiep and more.

Modern examples include Trang noi day gieng (Moon in the Bottom of the Well) by Tran Thuy Mai, Canh dong bat tan (The endless field) by Nguyen Ngoc Tu and others. Some of them have won local and international awards.

The Vietnam Television Film Production Center has adapted books Ma lang (The ghost of village) by Pham Ngoc Tien, Bi thu tinh uy (The provincial party committee secretary) by Van Thao into TV series.

“The scriptwriter must understand and identify with the novels’ content and characters deeply as well as be inspired by the books to turn them into films,” said scriptwriter Tran Thuy Mai.

Writer and director Van Le said that he was inspired profoundly by the great poet Nguyen Du’s poem titled Long Thanh cam gia ca (Song of string instrument player in Thang Long), which tells a story of tribulation experienced by a woman named Cam, adapting the poem into a film by the same name.

There are many writers whose works have been turned into movies, including Nguyen Quang Sang, Chu Lai, Nguyen Khac Phuc, To Nhuan Vy, Nguyen Nhat Anh, Nguyen Thi Minh Ngoc, Tram Huong, Vo Phi Hung and Nguyen Thu Phuong.

Some of them have become popular scriptwriters, such as Nguyen Manh Tuan, Nguyen Quang Lap and Van Le.

Insiders hope that this connection between literature and movies will create more and better Vietnamese film scripts.

Source: SGGP

Five renowned German films to tour Vietnam

In Uncategorized on May 6, 2010 at 12:39 pm

Five German films will be screened in Vietnam, starting in Hanoi, during a travelling film festival organised by the Goethe Institute in Hanoi from May 5 as part of several activities being held to mark the 35th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries.

A scene in “Cherry Blossoms”

Cinema enthusiasts in Hai Phong, Da Nang , Ho Chi Minh City and Can Tho will also have the chance to see the movies, that have been extremely popular in Europe, “Same Same But Different”, “My Words, My Lies, My Love”, “Cherry Blossoms”, “John Rabe” and “Krabat”.

They will be shown for free and have Vietnamese and English subtitles or a Vietnamese voice-over.

The film “Same Same But Different,” is a love story between a German backpacker and a young Cambodian ex-prostitute and will open the festival at the National Cinema Centre in Hanoi on May 5.

The Hanoi leg will run until May 9 followed by screenings in Hai Phong from May 14 to 18 and in Da Nang from May 21 to 25.

HCM City will host the festival from May 28 to June 1 and Can Tho, from June 4 to 8.

In addition to the film festival, the Goethe Institute will open a German book expo in Hanoi’s National Library of Vietnam on May 5, with over 400 books on display that have been translated from German to Vietnamese.

Source: SGGP

Which films to be crowned tonight?

In Uncategorized on March 24, 2010 at 6:05 am

Which pictures among 8 feature films will win the Canh dieu vang (Golden kite) national film award to take place at the Friendship Cultural Palace in Hanoi on March 14?

A scene in the film “Teenage girl and five bodyguards”

The Vietnam Film Festival and Canh dieu vang (Golden kite) national film award are prestigious film prizes of the country. People who receive these awards will enhance their positions in the eyes of colleagues and the public.
However, both of national film awards are organized only three months apart, there will be a coincidence in choosing films for awarding, said experts.

8 feature films are winners of the 16th of Vietnam Film Festival and international film festivals including “Choi voi” (Drift) made by Feature Film Studio No.1, “Dung dot” (Don’t burn) and “Duoc song” (To be lived) of  Vietnam Studio and “Khong can suc” (Unfairness) of Giai Phong Studio.

Movies from private studios include “Nhung nu hon ruc ro” (Resplendent kisses) of BHD company, “Bay rong” (Dragon trap) of Chanh Phuong Studio and “Cong chua teen va ngu ho tuong” (Teenage girl and five bodyguards).



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HCMC to screen int’l films for free

In Uncategorized on March 24, 2010 at 5:00 am

A series of movies from around the globe will be screened for free at the French Institute of Cultural Exchange in Ho Chi Minh City from March 13 to April 12.


Canadian action movie “Les Doigts Croches” will screen for free in HCMC along with several other international films over the coming weeks (Photo: IDECAF)
Thirteen international films, including movies from France, Canada and Switzerland will be shown at the city’s Institute of Cultural Exchange with France (Idecaf), organizers announced March 9.
Highlights of the “Month of Movies” include screenings of the films Dung dot (Don’t Burn) from Vietnam, Entre les murs (Between the Walls) from France, and the action movie Les Doigts Croches (Sticky Fingers) from Canada.
Vietnamese filmmaker Dang Nhat Minh’s Dung Dot is the deeply moving story about Dr. Dang Thuy Tram, a female physician who refused to give up her faith in humanity and hope for peace even in the midst of wartimes.
Entre les murs by French filmmaker Laurent Cantet is the touching tale of a young French teacher named Francois who strives to change the lives of his wayward students.
Canadian Ken Scott’s Les Doigts Croches, meanwhile, features exciting action sequences as a group of old friends carry out a heist and pocket millions. However, only one gets away while the rest embark on a pilgrimage to prove they’ve changed their criminal ways.
All movies will feature French and Vietnamese subtitles.
For further information, please contact IDECAF at 31 Thai Van Lung Street, District 1 or phone    (84) 3829 5451.

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Three local films to screen at Asia-Pacific film fest

In Vietnam Culture on December 16, 2009 at 10:39 am

Three Vietnamese films including Dung dot (Don’t Burn), Trang noi day gieng (The Moon at the Bottom of the Well), and Choi voi (Adrift) will be shown at the 2009 Asia-Pacific Film Festival in Kaosiung City, Taiwan  ( China ) from December 17-20.

Poster of the film Trang noi day gieng (The Moon at the Bottom of the Well)
Two documentaries, Bai ca tren dinh Ta Nung (A song on Ta Nung Mountain) and Loi nguyen cau (Prayer) will also screen, according to the Department of Movies of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

The movie Dung dot, produced by the Vietnam Cinema Association, won the prestigious Golden Lotus Prize and an award chosen by the judging panel and media at the 16th Vietnam Film Festival last week. It will also represent Vietnam in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 82nd Academy Awards in 2010. Written and directed by Dang Nhat Minh, Dung dot tells the story of Dang Thuy Tram, a heroic army doctor who loves her country.

Trang noi day gieng, meanwhile, won the Silver Lotus Prize at the Vietnam Film Festival. In September last year, the film’s star Hong Anh won “Best Actress” at the Asia-Africa Awards during the fifth Dubai International Film Festival in the United Arab Emirates. It was also screened at the 37th International Film Festival Rotterdam 2008 in the Netherlands in February,  and at the
Busan International Film Festival in the Republic of Korea in August 2008.

The film Choi voi, which has been praised by critics for the creativeness shown by young director Bui Thac Chuyen, took the 16th Vietnamese film festival’s “Best Director” award.  It also won the Fipresci International Critics’ Prize at the 66th Venice Film Festival in September and screened around the world at other international film fests in Toronto, Busan, London, Fukuoka and Bangkok.

Director Nguyen Vinh Son and actor Hoang Cao De of the film Trang noi day gieng; and actress Minh Huong who starred in Dung dot, will travel to Taiwan for the 2009 Asia-Pacific Film Festival.

First held in 1954, the event is held annually in an Asian country designated by the Board of Directors of the Federation of Motion Picture Producers in Asia-Pacific (FPA).

This year’s 53rd international film festival will be attended by 21 FPA member countries.

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