Vietnamese cinema has seemingly not evolved beyond motifs seen in South Korean movies of the last century.
Though cinemas have reopened in most parts of the country after a months-long lockdown, filmmakers are hesitant to release their movies, fearing losses.
Vietnam’s first sci-fi fantasy film for children Maika has been selected to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, the largest independent film festival in the United States.
A Vietnamese short film and two directors won awards at the 32nd Singapore International Film Festival.
Diverse aspects of the human condition are key drivers of the projects from Vietnam selected at the Southeast Asia Film Lab, which is part of the Singapore Media Festival.
Ha Le Diem has won the Award for Best Directing at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam for her film ‘Nhung Dua Tre Trong Suong’ (Children Of The Mist).
Victor Vu’s 2019 commercial hit ‘Mat Biec’ (Dreamy Eyes) has been awarded the Golden Lotus, often dubbed the Vietnamese Oscars, for best picture at the 22nd Vietnam Film Festival.
The banning of a few films has provoked ideas about how to improve local film censorship, from better classification to eliminating censorship altogether.
‘Mien Ky Uc’ (Memoryland) by Vietnamese director Bui Kim Quy has been praised for its artistic plot and poetic images.
Organizers of the 26th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) in South Korea have turned down a request by the Vietnam Cinema Department to cancel screenings of ‘Vi’ (Taste), a controversial Vietnamese film that was banned domestically despite winning several international…
Filmmakers have called for classifying movies based on viewers’ ages instead of censoring them or prohibiting their screening.
Artists and other industry insiders have indignantly rejected a lawmaker’s accusation that gangster movies give rise to crimes in society.
A major general has proposed films that promote “law-breaking” behavior or themes of selfishness and unpunished crimes should be banned in Vietnam.
‘Nguoi Lang Nghe: Loi Thi Tham’ (Listeners: The Whispering) has scooped five prizes, including for Best Thriller, at the Vegas Movie Awards in the U.S.
“Memento Mori: Water” and “If Wood Could Cry, It Would Cry Blood” will represent Vietnam at this year’s Busan International Film Festival (BIFF)’s Asian Project Market (APM).
After leaving Marvel Cinematic Universe, Robert Downey Jr. will star in and co-produce the series adaptation of Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, ‘The Sympathizer.’
The Cinema Department on Monday decided to ban the award-winning film ‘Vi’ (Taste) by Le Bao for nudity.
Four Vietnamese movies, including mega hit ‘Bo Gia’ (Dad, I’m sorry) have been screened at the ongoing 18th Asian Film Festival in Italy.
The producers of the award-winning film ‘Vi’ (Taste) have been fined for entering it in the Berlin International Film Festival in March before it was certified.
Vietnamese film “Tinh Yeu Vo Hinh” (Invisible Love) has won five prizes at the Indie Fest and Paris International Film Festival.
American studio A24 is likely to buy the rights to Viet Thanh Nguyen’s novel ‘The Sympathizer’ for a possible TV series directed by South Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook.
“Bo Gia” (Old Father) has become the highest-grossing Vietnamese movie by earning VND200 billion ($8.69 million) in nine days.
The directorial debut from self-taught Vietnamese filmmaker Lê Bảo, which Wild Bunch is selling worldwide, is described as a sensorial fever dream centering on a Nigerian man cohabitating with four Vietnamese women in Ho Chi Min City.
Hoang Phuong has won the best actress award at the 2021 Paris International Film Festival for her role in ‘Invisible Love’ by Chinese director Guo Tuong.
While Vietnam’s film industry experienced a miraculous 2020 in terms of sales despite the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, industry insiders believe it is still too early to place bets on its future.
Independent movies continue to languish without backing from distributors and, recently, because people have changed their entertainment preferences due to the pandemic.