A scene from Song Lang movie (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Two Vietnamese films will compete for titles at the ASEAN International Film Festival and Awards (AIFFA) 2019. ‘Song Lang’ (The Tap Box) directed by Leon Le and ‘Co Can Nha Nam Nghe Nang Mua’ (Like An Old House) directed by Mai The Hiep have been selected to compete with 27 other films at the festival held in Kuching, Malaysia, from April 25 to 27. The Tap Box tells the story of the relationship between a ‘cai luon’ (reformed theater art) artist and a gangster with a love for the art set in 1980s Ho Chi Minh City. It won for Leon Le the Best Director award at the Sharm El-Sheikh Asian Film Festival in Egypt last month, and Tokyo Gemstone Award for actor Lien Binh Phat at Japan’s Tokyo International Film Festival in 2018. Like An Old House, released in 2017, tells the story of a mother who waits for her son for 30 years after he fled home … [Read more...] about Two Vietnamese movies to compete at ASEAN Int’l Film Festival
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'Hai Phuong' becomes highest-grossing Vietnamese movie of all time On March 24, Box Office Mojo revealed that Hai Phuong, or Furie as it is known in English, had earned US$578,000 (VND13.4 billion) in the US, Tuoi Tre reports. Prior to that, the movie also did well here in Vietnam. According to Thanh Nien, despite not being available for moviegoers below 18, the film earned VND50 billion after three days in theaters across Vietnam and VND160 billion after three weeks. In a recent announcement, the movie's production team shared that, after a month in theaters in Vietnam, Canada and the US, Hai Phuong has raked in VND200 billion, becoming both the highest-grossing Vietnamese movie of all time and the highest-grossing movie screened in Vietnam. Previous record-holders for both categories are Tet flick Cua Lai Vo Bau (VND176.5 billion) and Marvel's blockbuster Avengers: Infinity War (VND186 billion), respectively. … [Read more...] about ‘Hai Phuong’ becomes highest-grossing Vietnamese movie of all time
The Hanoitimes - Hai Phuong or Furie is one of the rare, authentic cinematic examples where execution trumps originality. Vietnamese actress to be star in US’s movie Star Wars Vietnamese actress climbs to International Movie Database top 50 popular celebs "Hai Phuong” or “Furie” has become the first Vietnamese film to be released in the US, receiving significant compliments from movie-goers and critics. Poster of Hai Phuong - Furie. Photo: Young Folks “Furie” debuted in Vietnam on February 22, 2019 and brought about VND135 billion (US$5.87 million) after two weeks. The box office is estimated to exceed VND150 billion (US$6.72 million) in the domestic market and makes the movie among the top three all-time box office successes in Vietnam. “Furie” has caught public attention amid the domination of romantic and comedy genres (rom-com) in Vietnamese theaters for years. Screening … [Read more...] about Why is a Vietnamese movie accepted in US, Canadian theaters?
This movie has 10 Oscar nominations. Its official box-office haul so far: $0 "Roma," Alfonso Cuarón's affectionate look at the Mexico City of his childhood, has 10 Academy Award nominations. It's been in theaters for three months. Most Hollywood observers consider it the favorite to win the best picture Oscar on Sunday. And yet officially, "Roma" hasn't earned a penny. That's because Netflix, its distributor, doesn't release box-office numbers. "Roma" may well end up as the most celebrated movie of 2018, and nobody outside of Netflix's offices will know how many people saw it. "As far as I know it's a first," said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for Comscore and a longtime Hollywood observer. "It's incredibly unusual." Netflix acquired distribution rights to the film last spring and released it in a handful of theaters on November 21. By mid-December it was playing in dozens of countries and also streaming on Netflix -- an unorthodox distribution strategy for an awards … [Read more...] about This movie has 10 Oscar nominations. Its official box-office haul so far: $0
The move for "Roma," "Bird Box" and "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" is a change from the company's traditional practice of releasing movies in theaters and on Netflix on the same day, the company said on Wednesday. "Roma," a black-and-white, Spanish-language film about a housekeeper in Mexico, will start playing in cinemas in Los Angeles, New York and Mexico on Nov. 21 and later expand to other cities and countries. Directed by Oscar winner Alfonso Cuaron, "Roma" will debut on Netflix and in additional theaters on Dec. 14. At the end of September, Netflix had 137 million subscribers to its movie and TV streaming service. It began stocking its library with original films just three years ago. Netflix had been insisting that any of the movies it sent to theaters be available to its streaming membership on the same day. Most large theater chains remain opposed to Netflix films, and some prominent directors have objected to the idea that their movies would be seen mostly on the small … [Read more...] about Netflix to release 3 films in theaters ahead of online debut