TV series on overseas Vietnamese to air next month

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A 36-episode TV series featuring the lives of Vietnamese living overseas will be broadcast next month on VTV1 from November 8. VNA Titled "Hai Phia Chan troi" (Two Sides of the Horizon), the drama shot in the Czech Republic and Vietnam is based on the novel "Mau Va Tuyet" (Blood and Snow) by Tran Hoai Van, who also wrote the screenplay for the series. With the main setting of the Vietnamese market in Praha, the film depicts how Vietnamese people earn a living far away from their homeland … [Read more...]

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‘Cai Luong Festival 2012′ to take place in Dong Nai Province

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'Cai Luong Festival 2012' will be organized in the southern province of Dong Nai from October 20 to November 3, in which 22 groups will perform in 27 stage plays. A scene from the play Vu Cat by Hoang Quynh Mai (Photo: SGGP) … [Read more...]

Vietnamese expats in East Europe on film

A scene in the film, "Hai phia chan troi". Source: NDDT

A 33-episode drama featuring lives of Vietnamese expatriates in Eastern European countries will be introduced to the audience late this year. Produced by Vietnam Television Film Center (VFC) and directed by Meritorious Artists of Tran Quoc Trong and Vu Truong Khoa, the drama is entitled Hai phia chan troi (Horizon Sides). It is based on the novel Mau va tuyet (Blood and Snow) by Tran Hoai Van, who also wrote the script for the drama, according to the local newspaper Nhan Dan (People). … [Read more...]

National TV produces more films overseas

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HA NOI — Viet Nam Television (VTV) has made a lot of investment on shooting projects abroad, with participation from various foreign actors, despite current economic difficulties. Milestone movie: The film Hai Phia Chan Troi (Two Sides of the Horizon) was shot abroad with foreign actors and has set a record for the cost of a Vietnamese television programme. Hai Phia Chan Troi (Two Sides of the Horizon), to be released this November, has set the record for the most expensive VTV film to date. … [Read more...]

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VN's film to be shot in the Czech Republic Hai Phia Chan Troi (Two sides of the horizon) will be filmed in late March by the Vietnam Television Film Centre (VFC), Vietnam Television (VTV) and the Vietnamese People Association in the Czech Republic. The content of the 33-episode film is based on a short story Mau Cua Tuyet (the blood of snow) written by Tran Hoai Van. This is a moving story about Vietnamese people who have to earn living far from the homeland. The President of the … [Read more...]

“Two sides of the horizon” to be shot in the Czech Republic

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Hai Phia Chan Troi (Two sides of the horizon) will be filmed in late March by the Vietnam Television Film Centre (VFC), Vietnam Television (VTV) and the Vietnamese People Association in the Czech Republic. The content of the 33-episode film is based on a short story Mau Cua Tuyet (the blood of snow) written by Tran Hoai Van. This is a moving story about Vietnamese people who have to earn living far from the homeland. The President of the Vietnamese People Association in the Czech Republic, … [Read more...]

Vietnam, Korea firms to jointly make soap opera

The Saigon Times Daily The serial drama, a joint effort between CJ E&M (South Korea) and Vietnam Television, tells a story about young people full of hopes about love and life. They are through the youthful time with lots of sad and happy memories, and failures and successes in life. Finally, they realize a simple thing that wherever you are or how successful you are, the motherland is an important place where everyone should head for if they are to enjoy peace and happiness. It will be … [Read more...]

26th December 2012

A: Welcome to VOV's Letter Box. This feature airs every Wednesday. First of all, on behalf of all the English section staff, we would like to say thank you for your best wishes and greetings to us on Christmas and New Year. Yesterday, one of our regular listeners from England, Edwin Southwell, phoned us to say best wishes for the New Year. It touched us so much. He said he had received our QSLs, our 2013 calendar, and some other gifts. We hope that, like Edwin, you've received everything you … [Read more...]

Hanoi’s Old Quarter greets Vietnam’s Cultural Heritage Day

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Nhan Dan Online - Many activities will be held at four spots in Hanoi's Old Quarter from November 23-25 to mark Vietnam's Cultural Heritage Day (November 23, 2005 - 2012). … [Read more...]

ART & ENTERTAINMENT IN BRIEF 14/8

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Keum Gi Hyung honoured with cultural insignia The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has presented the "For the Cause of Culture, Sports and Tourism" insignia to Keum Gi Hyung, Director of the Republic of Korea Culture Centre in Vietnam. Keum Gi Hyung said during three years of living in Vietnam he was very impressed by recent cultural exchanges between the two countries in preparation for the London Olympics 2012. … [Read more...]

Vietnamese expats in Eastern Europe on film

A 33-episode drama featuring lives of Vietnamese expatriates in Eastern European countries will be introduced to the audience late this year. Produced by Vietnam Television Film Center (VFC) and directed by Meritorious Artists Tran Quoc Trong and Vu Truong Khoa, the drama is entitled Hai phia chan troi (Horizon Sides). It is based on the novel Mau va tuyet (Blood and Snow) by Tran Hoai Van, who also wrote the script for the drama, according to the local newspaper Nhan Dan (People Daily). … [Read more...]

Vietnam animation films plagued by lack of imagination 

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Most end up being too short to be shown in cinemas, shallow, and supercilious Vietnamese animation producers churn out a solid number of films every year, and though these are yet to attain the appeal of Hollywood animation blockbusters, they are technically adequate and tell decent stories. The only problem is that they are too short: With the exception of Vietnam's first feature-length 3D animation movie Nguoi con cua Rong (Dragon's son), which was produced by the Vietnam Cinematography … [Read more...]

Shooting overseas, a breath of fresh air to local movies

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In recent years, several Vietnamese movies have been set in Thailand, Hong Kong, Korea or America and brought a change of scenery for local audiences. However several movie makers still face difficulties with low budgets and foreign laws for obtaining shooting permits. At the beginning of this year, Ho Chi Minh City Television (HTV) started to broadcast the TV series Tro ve (The Return), a romance between a Vietnamese Cambodian girl and a Vietnamese criminal, who escaped to the neighboring … [Read more...]

Bi, Don’t Be Afraid honored at Mediawave Film Festival

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Vietnamese movie Bi, Don't be Afraid (Bi, Dung So!), directed by Phan Dang Di, sparkled at the Mediawave International Film Festival in Gyor, Hungary with cameramen Pham Quang Minh honored with Best Cinematography Award in the Feature and Fiction category, reports VnExpress. This follows on from success at the 22nd Stockholm International Film Festival in Sweden last year where the film won Best First Feature. A scene in the movie Bi, Don't Be Afraid by director Phan Dang Di … [Read more...]

“Bi, don’t be afraid” wins prize in Hungary

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VietNamNet Bridge - Director Phan Dang Di's first movie "Bi, don't be afraid" has won the Best Cinematography Prize at Hungary's Mediawave Film Festival. A scene from "Bi, don't be afraid" As the Vietnamese representative at this event, which took place from June 1-11, in Szombathely, "Bi, don't be afraid" won the Best Cinematography Prize in the Feature and Fiction category. After the Stockholm Film Festival in last November, this is the second time cameraman Pham Quang Minh received the … [Read more...]

Media “scandals” in 2010

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VietNamNet's Vietnam Economic Forum (VEF) reviews the media sector in 2010. Alliance of six cinemas sue Megastar June 2009: Megastar started implementing the minimum film leasing price per each viewer (MPC), fixed at VND 25,000 dong (after tax) per ticket. It means that for each film distributed by Megastar, cinemas have to pay it VND25,000/ticket in the first weeks. To earn profit, cinemas have to fix minimal ticket price at VND50,000. This is too high for cinemas which focus on popular … [Read more...]

Tran Dang Tuan will take the post of AVG General Director

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VietNamNet Bridge - Former Deputy General Director of the Vietnam National Television Tran Dang Tuan will take the post of General Director of AVG (Audio Visual Global JSC), President of AVG Pham Nhat Vu confirmed with the local press on December 18. The information has been confirmed by AVG and Tran Dang Tuan. However, Tuan did not say that he will surely take the post of general director assigned for him. He simply said that he will work for AVG. … [Read more...]

ART & ENTERTAINMENT IN BRIEF 14/8

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Keum Gi Hyung honoured with cultural insignia The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has presented the "For the Cause of Culture, Sports and Tourism" insignia to Keum Gi Hyung, Director of the Republic of Korea Culture Centre in Vietnam. Keum Gi Hyung said during three years of living in Vietnam he was very impressed by recent cultural exchanges between the two countries in preparation for the London Olympics 2012. … [Read more...]

Vietnamese expats in Eastern Europe on film

A 33-episode drama featuring lives of Vietnamese expatriates in Eastern European countries will be introduced to the audience late this year. Produced by Vietnam Television Film Center (VFC) and directed by Meritorious Artists Tran Quoc Trong and Vu Truong Khoa, the drama is entitled Hai phia chan troi (Horizon Sides). It is based on the novel Mau va tuyet (Blood and Snow) by Tran Hoai Van, who also wrote the script for the drama, according to the local newspaper Nhan Dan (People Daily). … [Read more...]

City to discuss labor law with FDI firms

Tam An The event will be joined by HCMC Vice Chairman Le Manh Ha and Deputy Minister of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs Pham Minh Huan, said Huynh Minh Quan, director of NhanViet Management Group, the co-organizer of the talk. Mai Duc Chinh, vice chairman of Vietnam General Labor Confederation, and Nguyen Thi Dan, deputy chief officer and chief representative of the labor ministry in the South, will also participate in the talk, Quan told a press briefing on November 26. Through the … [Read more...]