Vietnam to participate in three international film festivals
(VNF) - The film “Toi thay hoa vang tren co xanh” (I see yellow flowers on the green grass), will be submitted in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 89th Annual Oscar Academy Awards, the Fukuoka International Film Festival and the 60th BFI London Film Festival.
The 60th BFI London Film Festival will take place from October 5th to 16th, 2016. The film “Toi thay hoa vang tren co xanh” was invited to participate in the Family segment. The film content was updated on the festival’s website.
The Fukuoka International Film Festival is taking place in Japan from September 15th to 25th. Other eight Vietnamese films will also be introduced at the event.
The other eight films are: Quyen (director Nguyen Phan Quang Binh; Scandal (director Victor Vu); Long Legged Girls (Director Vu Ngoc Dang); Adrift (director Bui Thac Chuyen); Flapping in the Middle of Nowhere (director Nguyen Hoang Diep); Le Ba Dang from Bich La to Paris (Director Dang Nhat Minh); Gentle (director Le van Kiet); and Lost Dragon (director Cuong Ngo).
The film “Gentle” is about a young woman jumps from a building to her death. The husband, beside his wife’s dead body, reminisces his past in an attempt to understand why she took her life. Based on Dostevskii’s “Gentle Creature”, the film sets the story in present day Vietnam. A middle age man managing a pawn shop marries a young woman who frequents his shop but in time, their feelings for each other subtly start to drift apart…
“Flapping in the middle of Nowhere” tells the story of Huyen, a college student lives in Hanoi, far away from home. One day she discovers she is pregnant. Her boyfriend, who gets involved in an illegal cockfighting scheme, disappears. In order to pay for an abortion, she visits a dating club on the recommendation of a friend…The film depicts Vietnam’s present day urban problems from a sensual point of view that only a female director can present.
The film “Toi thay hoa vang tren co xanh”, by Vietnamese-American director Victor Vu, has won Best Film at the TFF Kids International Film Festival 2016. It is based on the hit novel by Nguyen Nhat Anh, telling about the childhood of two brothers in the 1980s. Brothers Thieu and Tuong live in a rural area and are both best friends and sibling rivals. Thieu is the elder and has a crush on Hang, a girl in his class.
He becomes jealous of Tuong’s innocent friendship with the girl, which results in a shattering act of aggression that changes the brothers’ lives forever. The children’s interest in a local myth about a white tiger and a princess provides a compelling backdrop to this coming-of-age story about living with the consequences of your actions and the true meaning of friendship.
The movie was listed among the top 10 outstanding cultural events in Vietnam and won the important Golden Lotus prize at the 19th Vietnam Film Festival last December and the Silver Kite award 2015 in April.
It also won Best Film at the TFF Kids International Film Festival 2016 in April and was screened at the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival in May./.