ART & ENTERTAINMENT IN BRIEF 15/1

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Dr Kim Hong awarded First Mrs. World Dr Doan Thi Kim Hong has been given "First Mrs. World" title for her active contribution to the Mrs. World Organization. This was confirmed by Mrs. World Organisation Chairman David Z. Marmel in a letter to Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hoang Tuan Anh. Hong is the first woman in the world has been honoured with this title. She was overwhelmingly voted in the Mrs. World pageant in India in 2005. Four years later, she helped … [Read more...]

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War film honoured in Ha Noi

HA NOI (VNS)- The award-winning-movie Mui Co Chay (The Scent of Burnt Grass) won a prize from the Viet Nam Union of Art and Literature Association at an awards ceremony held on Saturday. In this debut film by Nguyen Huu Muoi, which takes place in 1971, four students join the army and fight on the Quang Tri battlefield in the centre of Viet Nam. The script, by Hoang Nhuan Cam, draws inspiration from the diary of fallen soldier Nguyen Van Thac. "It's gratifying to see that the film has been … [Read more...]

War film honoured at an award ceremony

HA NOI (VNS)- The award-winning-movie Mui Co Chay (The Scent of Burnt Grass) has just won a prize from the Viet Nam Union of Vietnamese Art and Literature Association. In this debut film by Nguyen Huu Muoi, which takes place in 1971, four students join the army and fight on the Quang Tri battlefield in the centre of Viet Nam. The script, by Hoang Nhuan Cam, draws inspiration from the diary of fallen soldier Nguyen Van Thac. "It's gratifying to see that the film has been highly appreciated. … [Read more...]

“The Scent of Burnt Grass” wins the 2012 Vietnam Literature and Arts Award

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(Cinet)- Mui Co Chay (The Scent of Burnt Grass) won a prize from the Viet Nam Union of Art and Literature Association at an awards ceremony held on January 12. In this debut film by Nguyen Huu Muoi, which takes place in 1971, four students join the army and fight on the Quang Tri battlefield in the centre of Viet Nam. The script, by Hoang Nhuan Cam, draws inspiration from the diary of fallen soldier Nguyen Van Thac. "It's gratifying to see that the film has been highly appreciated. I'm … [Read more...]

Hanoi screens select national film fest entries

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Feature films competing at the 17th Vietnam National Film Festival in the central coastal province of Phu Yen in mid-December are being screened in Hanoi this week. A scene from Mui co chay (the smell of the burning grass) by director Nguyen Huu Muoi, one of 108 entries at this year's National Film Festival. … [Read more...]

Resistance war vestiges on display in Hanoi

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More than a thousand artifacts relating to the resistance wars waged against the French and the Americans are on display at the Vietnam Military History Museum in Hanoi. Kerosene lamps made from grenade and bomb casings … [Read more...]

Vietnam film in Academy Awards

A scene in the "Mui Co Chay". Photo: VnExpress

The movie Mui Co Chay (The Scent of Burnt Grass) by director Nguyen Huu Muoi has been nominated for the 85th Academy Awards in the category Best Foreign Language Film. Produced by the Vietnam Feature Film Studio, director Muoi's first work was inspired from the diary of fallen soldier Nguyen Van Thac, entitled Mai Mai Tuoi 20 (Forever 20). The movie tells a story of four students in 1971 who join the army and fight on the Quang Tri battlefield in the central Vietnam. It was selected for … [Read more...]

Viet Nam film in Academy Awards

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HA NOI (VNS)— The movie Mui Co Chay (The Scent of Burnt Grass) by director Nguyen Huu Muoi has been nominated for the 85th Academy Awards in the category Best Foreign Language Film. Produced by the Viet Nam Feature Film Studio, director Muoi's first work was inspired from the diary of fallen soldier Nguyen Van Thac, entitled Mai Mai Tuoi 20 (Forever 20). … [Read more...]

Viet Nam film nominated for Academy Award

HA NOI – (VNS) The movie Mui Co Chay (The Scent of Burnt Grass) by director Nguyen Huu Muoi has been nominated for the 85th Academy Awards in the category Best Foreign Language Film. Produced by the Viet Nam Feature Film Studio, director Muoi's first work was inspired from the diary of fallen soldier Nguyen Van Thac, entitled Mai Mai Tuoi 20 (Forever 20). The movie tells a story of four students in 1971 who join the army and fight on the Quang Tri battlefield in the centre of Viet Nam. It … [Read more...]

ART & ENTERTAINMENT IN BRIEF 11/12

Korean and Vietnamese speaking contest launched in HCM City The contest has provided Vietnamese people an opportunity to show their Korean speaking skills as well as giving a chance for students from the Republic of Korea (RoK) to speak Vietnamese friends' mother tongue. The final round of the competition was held in Ho Chi Minh City on December 10 with 25 Vietnamese and Korean contestants selected from 564 entries in the previous rounds. Nguyen Phuong Y, a Vietnamese student from the HCM … [Read more...]