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[Video] Vietnam Gets Its Close-Up in Kong: Skull Island Trailer

The folks behind Kong: Skull Island, the Hollywood blockbuster filmed in Vietnam earlier this year, just released the film’s first trailer, and Vietnam plays a starring role in the action.

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[Video] Filmmaker Explores the Fading Tradition of Vietnamese Funeral Singers

Trapped among Vietnam's fast-fading cultural markers is its funereal music. Passed down for generations, these slow, melancholy songs are a mainstay at Vietnamese funerals, ushering the dead comfortab...

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VICE to Launch Southeast Asia TV Service, Set up Indian Hub

VICE, the snarky, millenial-focused media outlet, is going global.

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Foreign Filmmaker Uses Vietnam as Backdrop for Sci-Fi Short

When it comes to filmmaking, Vietnam's natural beauty has attracted a fair amount of international attention in recent years. Just a few months back, the cast of Kong: Skull Island – including the gre...

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[Video] Filmmaker Captures the 'Phantoms of Saigon'

In his latest short film, Phantoms of Saigon, filmmaker Pham Hong Chuyen juxtaposes poetic, almost alien angles of Saigon with the often faceless community of wandering scrap collectors who roam its s...

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April Films at Saigon’s Alternative Movie Venues

A filmmaker fights censorship, an architect’s endeavors reassess the leftist ideology and documentarians raise awareness about contemporary capitalist practices as well as development. From fictional ...

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[Video] Instant Noodle Commercial Outtakes Make for an Incredible Short Film

Watch a few Vietnamese TV commercials and you wouldn't characterize most local advertising as sexy.

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Film Adaptation of 'Miss Saigon' May Be Directed by Oscar Winner Danny Boyle

Academy Award winner Danny Boyle, the director behind Slumdog Millionaire and Steve Jobs, is allegedly in talks to direct the film adaptation of famed 1991 musical Miss Saigon.

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March Movies at Saigon’s Alternative Film Venues

Transporting a novel or news story from the page to the big screen does not always have to be disastrous, as Carol,Room, High Fidelity andSpotlighthave demonstrated. Saigon's March film program shows ...

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6 Vietnamese Films to Play at Osaka Asian Film Festival

A total of six Vietnamese feature films will play at Osaka's Asian Film Festival, held from March 4-13.

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Readers' Picks: 20 Best Films From the Year of the Goat

We asked both our readers and regular moviegoers at local alternative film venues like DeciBel and Saigon Outcast to weigh in on the top three films from the Year of the Goat. The results are in and A...

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'Skull Island' Begins Filming in Ninh Binh, 'Fast & Furious 8' May Be Next

If you're a Hollywood filmmaker, it appears Ninh Binh is the place to be these days.

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How Vietnamese Cinema Is Riding the Crest of the Korean Wave

2015 was quite a year for Vietnamese cinema. Take, for instance, Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass, the film adaptation of celebrated novelist Nguyen Nhat Anh's coming-of-age story: whether it was scr...

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Saigoneer’s Picks: 20 Best Films From the Year of the Goat

Life Itself, a film about the life of the late film critic Roger Ebert opens with one of his quotes: “We are born with a certain package. We are who we are [...], we are kind of stuck inside that pers...

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February Movies at Saigon’s Alternative Film Venues

This year's controversial awards season is drawing to an end. With the BAFTAs and the Oscars still to come, Saigon's February program includes two long-awaited biopics, one of the most revolutionary a...

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City of Mirrors: A Local Filmmaker's Crowdfunding Quest

For his first-ever feature film, Truong Minh Quy spent two months waiting around for it to rain.

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Vietnamese Actress Makes Hollywood Debut in 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' Sequel

Vietnamese actress Ngo Thanh Van, star of several local blockbusters including Dong Mau Anh Hung, Clash and the forthcoming film Sieu Trom, will be making her Hollywood debut next month.

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[Video] Filmmaker Merges Vietnam Footage With Poetry

There are an abundance of beautiful travel videos on the internet, many of them as visually stunning as the next. But whether you're touring Myanmar, watching Vietnam from above or getting l...

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Vietnam Filming of 'King Kong' to Begin in February

Next month, Vietnam will once again prepare for its Hollywood close-up, as filming for Kong: Skull Island is set to begin.

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January Movies at Saigon’s Alternative Film Venues

With both the Golden Globes (you can find a full list of nominations here) and the Oscars looming, it is an (almost) all-American program this month at Saigon's alternative film venues. From a sci-fi ...