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[Video] 'Lão Hạc' Movie Adaptation Releases Trailer, to Hit Theaters Next Year

The movie is among a handful of Vietnamese features that have a dog in a starring role.

Khôi Phạm

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Review: 'Đoạn Trường Vinh Hoa' Is Cải Lương at Its Most Heart-Wrenching

As the screening came to an end, there were quiet sobs echoing softly across the auditorium. For a lot of us viewers with water in our eyes, it was a complete surprise that a documentary about a seemi...

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Christ Pratt to Star in Hollywood Remake of 'Vệ Sĩ Sài Gòn'

Will Chris Pratt play the sullen or the silly half of the bodyguard duo in the Hollywood remake?

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[Videos] Get up Close and Personal to Hanoi's Myriad of Urban Textures

To walk through Hanoi is to move simultaneously forwards and backwards in time.

Khôi Phạm

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'Ròm' Review: A Sterling Portrait of Saigon's Dark Underbelly, Despite Falling Short of Its Potential

I stepped out of the theater after watching Ròm with a heaviness weighing down my shoulders. It was, however, a refreshing feeling that one rarely experiences after a Vietnamese feature film these day...

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Ngô Thanh Vân to Produce Vietnam's First Superhero Movie, Vinaman

Horror, historical fiction, comedy, heist, coming-of-age — in recent years, Vietnamese filmmakers have gradually come up with their own interpretation of many classic movie genres. But what about a su...

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Kelly Marie Tran to Lead First Disney Animated Movie Inspired by Southeast Asia

The Vietnamese American will be the first actress of Southeast Asian descent to have a leading role in a Disney animated film.

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Two Vietnamese Films Shortlisted for SeaShorts Film Festival 2020

The film festival will be held online from September 12-20.

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Sơn Tùng Documentary to Premiere Worldwide on Netflix Tomorrow

The documentary chronicling the pop star's mega-successful 2019 Vietnam tour will be available to viewers in 190 countries.

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Envisioning the Mekong's Future Through the Eyes of 5 Regional Filmmakers

The future of the Mekong Delta is uncertain. The river and the people that rely on it are facing the impact of climate change, extreme weather conditions, rising sea levels, saline intrusion, hydropow...

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3 Vietnamese Films Selected for Locarno Film Festival

The Locarno Film Festival opens this month for the 72nd year running, this time as a new hybrid edition titled "For the Future of Films." 

Paul Christiansen

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How Famed Filmmaker Việt Linh Built a Family Around Art

“The lonely sound of a lute cannot cure your pain. You need Tơ’s singing to bring you serenity.”

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Hanoi International Film Festival Delayed Until 2022 Due to Pandemic

The effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic forced organizers to push the event back from its scheduled date of November 4–8.

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Japan Releases Adorable Pink Honda Cub Inspired by 'Weathering With You'

For a limited time, Honda is selling scooters based on the popular animated film Weathering With You.

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For Vietnam's Filmmakers, the Pandemic Brings Business, Impetus to Adapt

Six months have passed since COVID-19 first reared its head, and still its impact reverberates chaotically across the planet.

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Cine-Concert Refreshes Vintage Vietnamese Cartoons With Soundtracks by Current Musicians

This July brings to Hanoi a unique cine-concert experience combining live music and Vietnamese animation archives. Red Balloons: Music For 20th-century Vietnamese Animation, organized by The Onion Cel...

Michael Tatarski

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'Da 5 Bloods' Review: A Vital Message Lost in a Deeply Flawed Film

This article contains major spoilers for Da 5 Bloods.

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'Canh Dong Hoang' Cinematographer Duong Tuan Ba Passes Away at 93

Most famously known for his part in making the film Canh Dong Hoang (The Abandoned Field: Free Fire Zone) in 1979, cinematographer Duong Tuan Ba died of old age at 1:50pm on June 1, 2020, at the age o...

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Award-Winning Film 'Rom' to Hit Theaters in Vietnam on July 31

After eight years in development and months of not knowing whether the movie would be allowed to be screened, the filmmakers behind Rom can now heave a sigh of relief.

Brian Letwin

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[Videos] A 'Stranger Things'-Esque Hanoi Through the Lens of a VFX Artist

Narrow alleys have long been a defining characteristic of Vietnam’s cities, with many tracing their origins to the rice patty embankments that once crisscrossed an agricultural landscape.