Vietnamese movies honoured at international film festivals

The paternal themed film “Father and Son”, directed by Luong Dinh Dung, has been honoured with a number of awards at prestigious international film festivals around the world.

(VNF) - The paternal themed film “Father and Son”, directed by Luong Dinh Dung, has been honoured with a number of awards at prestigious international film festivals around the world.

Vietnamese movies honoured at international film festivals

Director Luong Dinh Dung of "Father and Son" receives the 26th Arizona International Film Festival Award. (Source: NDO)

Accordingly, "Best Foreign Feature" and "Special Jury Award for Outstanding Cinematography" at the recently concluded 26th Arizona International Film Festival in Tucson, Arizona, are the latest awards won by his movie.

Previously, “Father and Son” received a significant “Indie Spirit Best Story Line Award” at the 15th Boston International Film Festival from April 13th-17th in Massachusetts with the participation of over 3,200 movies worldwide. The films were shown at the Paramount Theaters in Boston.

In addition to the two above awards, Dung’s film has recently been honoured with yet another achievement at the 17th Milano International Film Festival of Italy with the "Best Cinematography" award. The award was announced by the organisers on the festival’s website.

“Father and Son” is an independent movie adapted from Dung’s short story titled “Cha cong con” written in 1995. Produced over ten years with a cost of nearly VND 18 billion (USD 792,000), the film made its debut in theatres in Vietnam from April 5th and has received enthusiastic support from critics and audience members.

The film revolves around the main character, a little boy named Ca living with his blind father who has spent his entire life by the river.

Vietnamese movies honoured at international film festivals

Ca and his father in one of the film scenes. (Source: Internet)

Also, “The Way Station” (Dao cua dan ngu cu), directed by Hong Anh, was another Vietnamese movie has been honoured at international movie award.

It won “best film” at the ASEAN International Film Festival & Awards (AIFFA Award) 2017 in Malaysia on May 6th.

The film also won “Best Actor” for Pham Hong Phuoc and “Best Director of Photography” for Ly Thai Dung.

The film takes the audience through the lives of people from around the country who gather in a little village by the sea. It depicts the confusion and uncertainty of their journeys to find happiness and meaning.

Vietnamese movies honoured at international film festivals

A scence of the film. (Source: Internet)

The Way Station is adapted from Do Phuoc Tien’s story titled “Dao cua dan ngu cu” (The Island of Aliens) written in 1992. Famed writer Nguyen Quang Lap wrote the movie script in 1996.

The AIFFA Award saw the competition of 109 entries from across the region this year./.

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