Vietnamese film to premiere at Cannes film festival
“Ben Trong Vo Ken Vang” (Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell) by Vietnamese director Pham Thien An has made it to the list of 19 movies premiering at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival in France this May.
Films containing ‘violent, explicit, nude’ content required to display warnings
Films containing “violent, explicit, nude” content will be required to display warnings from May 20, according to a new regulation.
Film by Vietnamese-born French director to vie for Palme d’Or
Vietnamese-born French director Tran Anh Hung’s latest work, “La Passion de Dodin Bouffant,” has been nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival.
Why Vietnam’s online propagandists are disowning Ke Huy Quan’s Oscar win
Ke Huy Quan’s mention of his journey ‘on a boat’ in his acceptance speech likely singled him out for a backlash and media censorship in Vietnam . Vietnam’s state-sponsored cyber troops are unlikely to stop any time soon, as the…
Why Vietnam doesn’t want to claim Ke Huy Quan
In his emotional acceptance speech after winning the best supporting actor award at the Oscars, Ke Huy Quan spoke of his journey as a young boy on a boat from Vietnam, via a refugee camp in Hong Kong, to California.
Vietnamese-born Ke Huy Quan wins supporting actor at Oscars for ‘Everything Everywhere’
Ke Huy Quan, a one-time child star who gave up acting for two decades, was named best supporting actor at the Academy Awards on Sunday for his role as a metaverse-hopping husband in offbeat adventure “Everything Everywhere All at Once.”
‘Chi Chi Em Em 2’ second highest-grossing movie in Vietnam this year
“Chi Chi Em Em 2” (Sister Sister 2) pulled in VND101 billion ($4.2 million) so far this year, making it the second highest-grossing film in Vietnam, despite criticism.
Acclaimed Vietnamese discusses future of local film industry
When the CJ Cultural Foundation and CJ CGV Vietnam started the CJ Short Film Project in Vietnam in 2017, the film-makers assigned to the selection and mentoring committees had no clue their choices would be so successful as to earn acclaim…
‘Nha Ba Nu’ smashes box office records over Tet holiday
“Nha Ba Nu” (Nu’s Family) pulled in a record number of movie goers over the Lunar New Year holiday to rank second in the revenue chart of the Vietnamese film history.
Films face $2,100 fine for revealing people’s private lives
A new decree stipulates that movies revealing people’s private lives and other secrets will be penalized with fines of VND40–50 million (US$1,700–2,100).
Vietnamese film advances to Oscars shortlist for first time
“Nhung Dua Tre Trong Suong” (Children of the Mist) by Ha Le Diem is among 15 entries shortlisted for the Documentary Feature category at the 95th Academy Awards.
Vietnamese short wins award at Hanoi International Film Festival
‘Khu Rung Cua Pao’ (The Forest of Pao) has won the award for Best Short Film at the Hanoi International Film Festival.
‘The Sympathizer’ screen adaptation to star Vietnamese actors
Actress Kieu Trinh and TV host Nguyen Cao Ky Duyen will star in HBO series adaptation ‘The Sympathizer’ with Robert Downey Jr.
3 Vietnamese movies to vie for top honors at Singapore film festival
Three Vietnamese films are entered in the 33rd Singapore International Film Festival to be held from November 24 to December 4.
Hanoi International Film Festival 2022 to feature 123 works
As many as 123 films from over 50 countries and territories worldwide have been registered for the sixth Hanoi International Film Festival (HANIFF VI) from November 8-12, heard a press conference in Hanoi on October 20.
Movie production company apologizes to Trinh Cong Son’s Japanese muse
The producer of “Em and Trinh”, a biopic on Trinh Cong Son (1939-2001), apologized to Michiko Yoshii on Friday for inappropriately depicting her private life.
Vietnamese action flick ‘578 Magnum’ to compete at Oscars 2023
Action flick “578 Magnum” will represent Vietnam at the 2023 Oscars, competing in the qualifying round of the Best International Feature Film award category.
Japanese woman demands apology from producer of Trinh Cong Son biopic
Michiko Yoshii, Trinh Cong Son’s Japanese muse, wants the production company that made the movie “Em Va Trinh” to apologize for inappropriately depicting her private life.
Vietnamese film in running for top prize at European festival
Vietnamese action flick “578 Magnum” has been selected to compete in the Grand Prix for the Best Film Awards at the 26th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (POFF) in Estonia.
Doyen actress Tham Thuy Hang dies at 83
Tham Thuy Hang, a Vietnamese movie superstar in the last century, passed away at the age of 83.
Vietnamese movie to vie for honors at S Korean film festival
“Memento Mori: Land” is Vietnam’s entry at the 27th Busan International Film Festival in South Korea in October.
Vietnamese movies fail to compete at box office with imports
Foreign films are sweeping the box office while Vietnamese films are doing badly, with most of them losing money.
Vietnam’s new Cinema Law to take effect on 1 Jan 2023
On 15 June 2022, the new Cinema Law (the “Law”) was officially passed by the National Assembly of Vietnam. The Law will take effect from 1 January 2023, replacing an older legislation enacted in 2006.
Introducing cinema to mountainous region in central Vietnam
When the opening scene of a cartoon appeared on the screen, children at Tak Po school in Quang Nam Province screamed with delight and Ho Hoang Liem smiled with satisfaction.
Vietnam lures Hollywood crews but censorship hangs over film sector
One-party state’s Cinema Law bans ‘reactionary ideas and social evils’
New law requires foreign films to submit abridged script
A new law requires foreign organizations and individuals producing films in Vietnam to provide abridged versions of the full script and detailed scripts for scenes shot in Vietnam.