Box-office flops still the norm

Grim picture: Dustin Nguyen in Lua Phat (Once Upon A Time). Although the movie has been hailed by critics, it has struggled to generate sales at the box office. — File Photo

Not all private studios are reaping the gains of making blockbusters HCM CITY (VNS) — With a desire to make quality films and earn high profits from commercially successful movies, many private studios have produced more feature films for local cinemas. However, after failing to sell tickets for some of these films, producers are beginning to realise it's a risky business. Private studios have released many interesting films, most of them entertainment, in recent years. Their films with … [Read more...]

Lucrative comedies to fill screens for Lunar New Year

As the Lunar New Year approaches, studios plan to churn out lighthearted comedies, which are cheap to make and consistently turn a profit, rather than more challenging dramas or other kinds of features. Film producers plan to release more comedies during the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday, as they have become more popular in recent years. The comedy "Nha co nam nang Tien" (Five Fairies in the House), for example, has brought more than 52 billion VND (2.4 million USD) to Song Vang Film … [Read more...]

Lucrative comedies to fill screens for Tet

Comedy gold:With a cast of well-known singers and comedians, Five Fairies in the House raked in the highest turnover for any film produced in Viet Nam. — File Photo

As the Lunar New Year approaches, studios plan to churn out lighthearted comedies, which are cheap to make and consistently turn a profit, rather than more challenging dramas or other kinds of features. Film producers plan to release more comedies during the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday, as they have become more popular in recent years. The comedy Nha Co Nam Nang Tien (Five Fairies in the House), for example, has brought more than VND52 billion (US$2.4 million) to Song Vang Film Production … [Read more...]

Competitors for the Golden Kite Awards 2013 announced

"Scandal" is one of two films by Victor Vu that will compete   for the Golden Kite Awards this year.

VietNamNet Bridge - In the list of 10 movies nominated for the Golden Kite Award 2013 there are not the films that were released during the lunar New Year holiday, which earned very high revenue. The ten nominees include: "Dam Me" (Passion) by Phi Tien Son, Cat Nong (Hot Sand) by Le Hoang, "Cuoi Ngay Keo Lo" (Marry Me Soon) by Charlie Nguyen, "Lac Loi" (Lost) by Nhue Giang, "Danh Cho Thang Sau (For June) by Nguyen Huu Tuan, "Gia Su Nu Quai" (Female Tutor) by Le Bao Trung, Scandal - Secrets of … [Read more...]

Films compete for Golden Kite award 2013

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(Cinet) - On February 26, Vietnam Cinematography Association announced the list of plastic film competing for the Golden Kite award 2013. The ten nominees include: "Dam Me" (Passion) by Phi Tien Son, Cat Nong (Hot Sand) by Le Hoang, "Cuoi Ngay Keo Lo" (Marry Me Soon) by Charlie Nguyen, "Lac Loi" (Lost) by Nhue Giang, "Danh Cho Thang Sau (For June) by Nguyen Huu Tuan, "Gia Su Nu Quai" (Female Tutor) by Le Bao Trung, Scandal - Secrets of the Red Carpet by Victor Vu, "Thien Menh Anh Hung" … [Read more...]

Golden Kite Awards 2013 attracts 11 feature films

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Nhan Dan - Eleven feature films will compete for the prestigious Golden Kite Awards 2013, which will take place in Ho Chi Minh City on March 9 as an event to mark Vietnam Cinematography Day (March 15). The 11 entries include Cat Nong (Hot Sand), Dam Me (Passion), Cuoi Ngay Keo Lo (Marry Me Soon), Lac Loi (Lost), Danh Cho Thang Sau (For June), Scandal - Secrets of the Red Carpet, Lay Chong Nguoi Ta (In the Name of Love), Gia Su Nu Quai (Female Tutor), Nha Co Nam Nang Tien (The Family with … [Read more...]

Vietnamese movies enjoy Tet box office success

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My Nhan Ke (The Lady Assassin), a 3D Vietnamese martial arts film featuring local models, pocketed VND 35 billion (US$ 1.7 mil) in revenue by Feb 13, according to its distributor. Out of the ten movies which hit local screens this Tet, only four are Vietnamese flicks. However, they have been big hits with local audiences. According to My Nhan Ke’s distributor, the flick has been able to earn so much because it was released in both 2D and 3D, with tickets for 3D usually costing twice … [Read more...]

HCM City studios vie for holiday patrons

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HCM CITY (VNS)- Private film producers in HCM City are working hard to release new productions for the festive season during Tet (Lunar New Year), creating a stiff competition in domestic market. Thien Ngan Film Studio spends VND17 billion (US$800,000) on their first 3D production, My Nhan Ke (Beauty Trap).—Photos Galaxy Studio Leading companies Thien Ngan (Galaxy) Film Studio and Phuoc Sang now must compete with newcomers in the market, Century Star and Song Vang Production. According to … [Read more...]

Filmmakers compete for the limelight this holiday season

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HCM CITY (VNS)- Private film producers in HCM City are working hard to release new productions for the festive season during Tet (Lunar New Year), creating a stiff competition in domestic market. Leading companies Thien Ngan (Galaxy) Film Studio and Phuoc Sang now must compete with newcomers in the market, Century Star and Song Vang Production. According to Song Vang Production, the firm's Nha Co Nam Nang Tien (Family with Five Fairies) has been successful because of its comedic flair. … [Read more...]