300 local artists sing for charity

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VietNamNet Bridge - Meritorious artists Thanh Loc and Bao Quoc, popular singers My Tam and Ho Quynh Huong, MC Diem Quynh and Thao Van and actor Luong Manh Hai are among 300 artists who will join charity project Phan lam con initiated by musician A Tuan. There are singers, musicians, actors, MCs, models, speakers, athletes and entrepreneurs living in the north and south of Vietnam contributing their voices to the song Phan lam con (children's responsibility) composed by singer/songwriter A … [Read more...]

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New cinema constructed at Bitexco tower

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Kieu Giang The information was announced on Tuesday night at the tower, the tallest building in the city with 68 floors. The cinema, which is located on level 3 and level 4 of the tower, covers an area of over 2,000 square meters with over 1,000 seats divided into seven halls, four with 3D facilities. The cinema is set to open at the year-end for Christmas and New Year festivities. This is the second BHD Star Cineplex in the city after the Maximark at 3C Ba Thang Hai Street in District … [Read more...]

Blazing meteors fizzle out fast

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Many Vietnamese child actors have shone in their first roles only to fade into obscurity. Vu Long stars in the children’s series Kinh van hoa (Kaleidoscope) … [Read more...]

Tet films run the gamut

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Kicking off last week, this holiday season's Tet films celebrate love, lament loss, and are filled with both tears and laughs. With a range of genres represented - comedy, romance, action and drama - there are pros and cons to this year's Tet holiday films Giai cuu than chet (Hot Kiss 2), Dep tung centimet (Beautiful by the Centimeter) and Huyen thoai bat tu (Legend Is Alive). Giai cuu than chet (Hot Kiss 2) Giai cuu than chet (Hot Kiss 2) is the highly anticipated sequel to Nu hon … [Read more...]

The making and remaking of remakes

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Vuong Hoang, a famous actor (L, Luong Manh Hai), and Minh Minh (R, Minh Hang) in Ngoi nha hanh phuc (Happy house), a film which was remade from the South Korean sitcom "Full House" There is a lot of small screen space that needs to be filled but not enough quality scripts to go around. This, film makers say, is why so many TV serials in the country rely on soap opera hits from other countries. That seems fairly straightforward, but the success and failure of these adapted serials raise even … [Read more...]

Vietnamese first homosexual movie released in foreign market

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Fortissimo Films, which opens the door for many Asian films to the western market, have decided to buy the rights of Lost in Paradise, the only Vietnamese film at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) this year . According to the film crew, Fortissimo Films acquired international distribution rights from the film's director Vu Ngoc Dang. The deal was brokered by BHD-Vietnam Media Corp principals Ngo Thi Bich Hanh and Nguyen Bao Mai and Fortissimo chairman Michael J. Werner. The … [Read more...]

Golden Kite Award 2011 another disappointment

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The Golden Kite Awards 2011, Vietnam's equivalent to the Oscars, organised by the Vietnam Cinema Association, announced its winners for the best cinema and television works Saturday night in Hanoi. Held every two years, the awards this year drew no less criticism than previous incarnations and led to open disappointment among many cinema observers, writers and critics. Predictably, the war film "Mui co chay" (The Scent of Burnt Grass) by director Huu Muoi won Best Picture (Golden Kite), and … [Read more...]

Golden Kite Award 2012 another disappointment

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The Golden Kite Awards 2012, Vietnam's equivalent to the Oscars, organized by the Vietnam Cinema Association, announced its winners for the best cinema and television works Saturday night in Hanoi. The crew and cast of "Mui co chay" received Best Picture AwardPhoto: Tuoitre Held every two years, the awards this year drew no less criticism than previous incarnations and led to open disappointment among many cinema observers, writers and critics. Predictably, the war film "Mui … [Read more...]

Australia to fund gay rights project in VN

The Australian government this month will provide VND2 billion (US$100,000) for a project to raise public awareness on the right of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people in Vietnam. Ho Vinh Khoa (L) and Luong Manh Hai in the movie about gays titled 'Lost in Paradise,' which has been well-received by local public and expertsPhoto: Tuoitre The money will be spent on art activities such as plays and exhibitions featuring the life of … [Read more...]

ART & ENTERTAINMENT IN BRIEF 9/1

Painting, sculpture exhibition in HCMC Museum of Fine Arts An exhibition of paintings and sculptures is being held at the Ho Chi Minh City Museum of Fine Arts. The event titled "Beauty of Spring" displays 130 art works by painters and sculptors of the Mekong Art Club, such as Le Trieu Dien, Hong Linh, Luong Truong Tho, Kim Phien, Nguyen Sang, Thanh Nhan, Mai Ngoc, Thuy Van, Ngoc Suong, Huynh Phuoc, Nguyen Van Thuan, Nguyen Thi Lien and Bao Trung. The exhibits present a diversified … [Read more...]