A scene from "Blessed Land" by Pham Ngoc Lan. Photo courtesy of Pham Ngoc Lan's website. Directed by Pham Ngoc Lan, the movie has been recently announced winner of the Best Film award at the 16th VIS Vienna Shorts Festival (VIS) in Austria. The award comprises a cash prize of 4,000 euros ($4,500). The winner also qualifies to compete for the Academy Awards in the Live Action Short Film category. "Blessed Land" introduces two main character lines in distinct situations. The camera follows the journey of a mother and son to a cemetery, finding the grave of her late husband after years of being torn apart. In another context, on the same graveyard, a golf course has been built by a wealthy man and his young mistress. The 20-minute movie allows the audience to feel the tensions and opposition between two different social class - the rich and the poor, two seemingly distant but intrinsically close worlds set on the ‘blessed land’. The jury … [Read more...] about Short film claims top prize in Vienna, wins Oscar qualification
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The film beat strong competition from "Black Panther," "BlacKkKlansman," "Bohemian Rhapsody," "The Favorite," "Roma," "A Star Is Born" and "Vice." Directed by Farrelly and set in the 1960s, "Green Book" follows African-American classical and jazz pianist Don Shirley and Tony Vallelonga, an Italian-American bouncer who serves as Shirley's driver and bodyguard, on a tour through the racially divided South. The film also won another two Oscars awards on February 24 for Best Supporting Actor and Best Original Screenplay. Mahershala Ali, who played the jazz pianist in the movie, was named Best Supporting Actor. … [Read more...] about “Green Book” wins Oscar Best Picture Award
Last man standing -- Mexican director Guillermo del Toro (L) accepted the best picture Oscar for "The Shape of Water" from Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty in 2018. — AFP PhotoViet Nam News LOS ANGELES — The ballots are almost all in! Millions of television viewers around the globe will tune in Sunday to watch the Oscars, the glitziest night in showbiz, but most don’t know how the winners are chosen. Less than 8,000 people in the entertainment industry select the honorees -- and Tuesday marks the final day of voting. The following is a look at the complex, sometimes confounding process that leads to the winners of the 24 Academy Awards: Who votes? The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles currently has 7,902 voting members. Academy membership is divided into 17 branches -- actors, directors, producers, costume designers, etc -- and candidates must be active or otherwise have "achieved distinction" in the industry. Applicants must be … [Read more...] about Who votes for the Oscars, and how does it work?
Viet Nam News LONDON — Alfonso Cuaron’s lyrical Roma has been named best picture at the British Academy Film Awards, while costume romp The Favourite took the most honours. Cuaron was also named best director at last night’s awards ceremony in London. Alfonso Cuaron’s semi-autobiographical film, about a domestic worker in 1970s Mexico, has won a string of prizes this awards season, further cementing its path to potential Oscar success. On Sunday, the critically-acclaimed movie had four wins, including Cinematography and Film Not In The English Language, and has also earned Netflix its first-ever nomination for best picture at the Oscars later this month. Period drama The Favourite, in which Olivia Colman stars as Britain’s 18th century Queen Anne, won seven BAFTAs, including Outstanding British film, Original Screenplay, Production Design, Costume Design and Make Up and Hair. Colman, who portrays the monarch as frail and tempestuous, won the Leading … [Read more...] about Netflix’ Roma wins best film and best director awards at BAFTAs
A scene in The Promised Land (Photo: haniff.vn) Hanoi (VNA) – A series of award-winning movies will be on screen for the first time and free at the fifth Hanoi International Film Festival, which will take place in the capital city from October 27-31. The excellent movies will give insight into the world contemporary cinema, with all quintessence of culture, society and people of each country where the firms were born. “A fantastic woman” by Chilean Director Sebastian Lelio, which features tolerance, acceptance, and empathy, will be among those films. Billed as a “wonderful film about a marvelous woman, the film won the 90th Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, Teddy Award-Best Feature Film” (An International Film Award for films with LGBT topics) and Best International Film-Independent Spirit Award 2018. The fable and documentary film “A Ciambra” promises to create lasting impression on the audience. Directed by Jonas Carpignano, … [Read more...] about Gorgeous movies to be screened at Hanoi international film festival