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.
The Cong ethnic group in Muong Te district, the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau, is one of the most disadvantaged ethnic minorities in Vietnam, but the group boasts a diverse cultural life with traditional values.
Vietnamese professional and amateur photographers have until July 31 to send their photo to take part in a biennial national art photo exhibition, which assess the achievements of Vietnamese photographers in the last two years.
Once praised as the leading opera singer in Vietnam, Meritorious Artist Ha Pham Thang Long retired from the stage four years ago and is now working as a lecturer. In an interview with Nhan Dan (People) Weekly, she shared her thoughts on how to develop opera in Vietnam.
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