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Saigon to Have First-Ever Singapore Film Festival This November

The festival is co-hosted by the Singapore Film Society and Vietnamese media company RICE & Partners.

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From November, Vietnam to Ban Gratuitous Smoking in Movies, Stage Productions

Starting from November, filmmakers will need to carefully deliberate over their decision to include smoking in their work or risk the ire of the culture ministry.

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The Bachelor's Happy Queer Romance Is the Positive Representation That Vietnam's LGBT Community Needs

Last Wednesday, the couple talked about their declaration of love during a live stream Facebook interview with the reality show centered around straight relationships.

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Inside the Poignant Vietnam Episode of Netflix Animated Series 'BoJack Horseman'

In season five of Bojack Horseman, an animated show that follows a self-loathing humanoid horse and 90s TV star BoJack, the producers devote an episode to Vietnam.

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'Co Ba Sai Gon' Is Vietnam's Contender for Best Foreign Language Film at Oscars 2019

Co Ba Sai Gon (The Tailor), directed by Tran Buu Loc and Nguyen Le Phuong Khanh, is an homage to áo dài.

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Vietnam's Award-Winning Documentary About a Trans Woman Will Premiere in Saigon Next Week

A critically acclaimed documentary about a member of Vietnam’s trans community will finally see an official premiere in Vietnam next month.

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Vietnamese Director's Debut Feature 'The Third Wife' Wins Award at Toronto Film Festival

The directorial debut from Nguyen Phuong Anh, also known as Ash Mayfair, won the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) award at last week's Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)...

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Review: 'Song Lang' Is a Cải Lương Tribute for the Ages

Asia is well-known for its rich history and diverse cultures, with many countries taking pride in distinct styles of traditional art performances.

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[Video] This Tongue-in-Cheek Short Film Imagines a World Without Bum Guns

Empty toilet paper holder, not a single tissue or scrap of useless paper in your pocket and no one else in the bathroom to head your calls for help: its a nightmare we all understand. 

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[Video] Vingroup Premieres First-Ever Animated Series by In-House Studio VinTaTa

Have you ever wondered what a Vingroup-funded animated series would look like?

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Ahead of Its Premiere Next Week, 'The Bachelor Vietnam' Reveals the Bachelor in New Trailer

The Vietnam adaptation of American reality TV show The Bachelor will premiere this month.

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Vietnam's Cinema Industry to Receive $50m Financial Boost

Lack of funding has always been an issue for Vietnam's film industry.

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'Star Wars' Actress Kelly Marie Tran Quits Instagram After Months of Online Abuse

After enduring months of vile online racism and bigotry, the Vietnamese-American actress has shut down her Instagram account.

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[Video] Travel Back in Time to Ancient Vietnam Through Animated Series 'Loa Thanh Ruc Lua'

Vietnam’s ancient history has once again proven to be a rich and valuable muse for local storytellers.

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'Dao Cua Dan Ngu Cu' Actress Ngoc Thanh Tam on Her Craft and Feminism in Vietnamese Cinema

The young talent explores her transition to acting, its hectic yet colorful challenges, the films she took part in and anticipation towards the future of Vietnamese cinema.

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[Video] Short Film Captures the Diversity of Vietnamese From All Walks of Life

A Journey Through the People of Vietnam depicts the candid moments of a wide range of the everyday lives of Vietnamese across the country.

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Thich Nhat Hanh Documentary to Open in Vietnam Theaters This March

The documentary about the life and work of Vietnamese Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh will open in his home country in March.

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Oscar-Winning Screenwriter to Adapt Horror Flick 'Co Hau Gai' for Hollywood

Geoffrey Fletcher, whose screenplay for the Lee Daniels-directed movie Precious won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay in 2010, will adopt Vietnam's 2016 horror flick Co Hau Gai (The Hous...

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Vietnamese-American Director Stephane Gauger Passes Away at 48 in Saigon

One of Vietnam’s most prominent film directors, Stephane Gauger, recently passed away.

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A Vietnamese-American Actress' Journey From Refugee Camp to Golden Globe Nomination

Hong Chau, a Vietnamese-American actress, recently made the leap from relative obscurity to being a Golden Globe nominee.