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
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.
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.
A series of cultural activities will be held through November in the central city and Hoi An for delegates to the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week and the APEC Voices of the Future Forum.
An exhibition of 28 paintings by 14 artists from the central and Central Highlands regions are on display at Da Nang city’s Fine Arts Museum until November 25.
(HBO) - On November 8th, Mr. Hoang Van Tu, the provincial Party Committee member, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Council attended and enjoyed the Festival Day of Great National Unity with all residents of Thong village in Tuan Lo commune (Tan Lac District).
The APEC Photo Contest 2017 winners were announced at the Concluding Senior Officials’ Meeting by Dr. Alan Bollard, Executive Director of the APEC Secretariat’s Executive Director, on November 7, in the central city of Da Nang.
Various activities were held across Vietnam on November 7 to mark the 100th anniversary of Russia’s October Revolution (1917-2017).
HBO – Mo is used by Muong ethnic people to practice a variety of rituals in daily life. There are 23 Mo-related rituals in four main groups, namely the rituals praying for happiness and prosperity, the rituals to summon souls, the rituals to eliminate devils and pray for peace and health, and funeral rituals. Therefore, Mo rituals go closely with one person from birth, marriage, peace, health, to death.
The Hanoi Cultural Centre opened an exhibition yesterday featuring photos from members of Thang Long Photography Club, ranging in age from 25 to 81-years-old.