The movie was presented to viewers on May 23-24 at the Cannes Film Festival. Director Pham Thien An also introduced his project of a feature length film to movie experts at Focus CoPro’, an event hosted by Cannes’ Short Film Corner. Mr. An’s Hay Thuc Tinh va San Sang (Wake Up and Ready) tells a story of a motorcycle accident in front of a street pub. The incident unveils a secret story involving three young men. Pham Thien An, won second prize during the 48 Hours Short Film Competition in 2014. His latest short film, titled The Mute, as screened as a World Premiere at Palm Springs International Shortfest in the US and has been chosen to compete in nearly 15 international film festivals. By VAN TUAN - Translated by Kim Khanh … [Read more...] about Vietnamese short film honored at Cannes Film Festival
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Pham Thien An (left) and a film crew member with the Cannes trophy. Photo taken from Pham Thien An's Facebook page The movie surpassed nine other films from around the world to win the award at the Cannes Film Festival 2019 held May 14-25 this year. The section, established in 1968, honors feature, short films and documentaries that do not compete in the main categories. Completed in 2018, Stay Awake, Be Ready, Hay Thuc Tinh va San Sang in Vietnamese, deals with a traffic accident in front of a sidewalk food stall that spontaneously connects the life of three young people. The film's director Pham Thien An told French magazine Polyester he came up with the idea one night he went out drinking with his friends. "I saw this boy who worked as a fire breather and after each performance he would go to each restaurant table and sell candies and ask for money. He would eavesdrop on a lots of stories every night," An said. A … [Read more...] about Vietnamese short film wins Cannes award
Hãy Thức Tỉnh và Sẵn Sàng, or Stay Awake, Be Ready by Pham Thien An won the best short film in the Director’s Fortnight section of Cannes Film Festival 2019. The film beat nine nominations from different countries. A scene in the film Director Pham Thien An said the prize was a big driving force for him to make a longer film which was also introduced to international movie experts at this year’s Cannes Film Festival’s Focus CoPro category. The screening of Stay Awake, Be Ready at Cannes on May 23-24 received praise from an international audience. Stay Awake, Be Ready features a motorcycle accident in front of a street food stall. The incident unveils a secret story involving three young men. Director Pham Thien An (left) The film was also presented with the top prize at the 2018 CJ Short Film Making Project, one of Vietnam's top short film contests. An, 31, was born in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong and graduated in … [Read more...] about Vietnamese film wins Cannes Film Fest prize
The Hanoitimes - Many South Korean travelers described an impressive experience in Vietnam, for them: “home away from home!” Vietnam opens tourism promotion office in South Korea Vietnam aims to pocket US$30 billion from tourism in 2019 The number of South Korean visitors to Vietnam in 2018 hit 3.48 million, a surge of 44.3% from a year earlier, continuing the upward trend over the past years. South Korean visitors in Vietnam Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City are abuzz with Korean culture while beachside destinations like Danang, Hoi An, Nha Trang, and Phu Quoc are tailored for Korean tastes, according to both domestic and foreign media. Reasons attributed to the surge in South Korean visitors are as follows. Firstly, geographical proximity. It takes average five hours to get to Vietnam from South Korea. The short distance is a favorable condition for young people who can save time to enjoy their vacation in the country of both modern and … [Read more...] about Why is Vietnam so attractive to South Korean visitors?
Japanese personnel provider enters Vietnamese market Representative from Sunwell Solutions Vietnam Yoshioka Reito (R) A representative from Japan’s Sunwell Solutions JSC said on January 23 that its Vietnamese office officially became operational earlier this month. Sunwell Solutions, with eight years experience in providing human resources solutions, aims to increase opportunities for outstanding Vietnamese engineers working at Japanese firms and develop relations between Japanese employers and Vietnamese employees. Yoshioka Reito, a representative of Sunwell in Vietnam, stressed that although it has been established for nine years with highly technical staff, Sunwell is looking to expand its business to great customers, focusing on key fields such as information technology, automobile technology, and refinery projects. According to Reito, Vietnam’s high-quality engineers are able to meet the requirements of Japanese businesses. Sunwell was established with … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 25/1