The film Cha cong con (Father and Son) has beaten out two other nominees to attempt to represent Vietnamese cinema at the 2018 Oscars and is being submitted to the award ceremony’s qualifying round.


The director Luong Dinh Dung said he is filled with happiness and hopes his film will serve its mission well.

"We are planning a number of screenings for local audiences at schools and cinemas,” Dung said adding that he will continue making more art films.

Cha cong con was adapted from a short story of the same name written by Dung in 1995.

The main character in the movie is a little boy named Ca. He lives with his blind father, who has spent his entire life by the river. Ca’s world revolves around the river and everything associated with it.

Ca dreams of touching the clouds and of visiting the fairy tale lands described by his father. However, the boy suffers from an incurable disease and cannot wait for the day his father has enough money to take him to the doctor.

The film won the Best Cinematography award at the 17th Milano International Film Festival, Best Foreign Feature and Special Jury Award for Outstanding Cinematography at the 26th Arizona International Film Festival, and Indie Spirit Best Storyline award at the 15th Boston International Film Festival.

 

                                         Source: VOV

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