Local movie to vie for Best Foreign Film prize at OscarsNguyen Quy The movie Cha cong con (Father and Son) directed and scripted by Vietnamese director Luong Dinh Dung has been selected to compete in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 90th Academy Awards, better known as the Oscars. According to the film selection council, the paternal-themed movie has gained the highest vote, surpassing two other nominees – Dao cua dan ngu cu (The Way Station) directed by Vietnamese actress Hong Anh and Sut (Shoot) by director Viet Max, according to local media. Dung told the Daily in an email interview that he is overwhelmed with joy as his debut production has been chosen to attend the 2018 Oscars. The movie about the touching story of the paternal love and family values will make a significant contribution to promoting the local cinema industry as well as the country’s culture and people to international friends, Dung added. Father and Son is adapted from a … [Read more...] about Local movie to vie for Best Foreign Film prize at Oscars
Academy award for best foreign language film
Buffalo Boy wins best foreign language film (20-01-2006) HA NOI — The Internationally acclaimed film Mua Len Trau (Buffalo Boy) has won the title of Best Foreign Language Film of the Year at the Palm Springs Film Festival in California. The film, directed by Vietnamese-American Nguyen Vo Nghiem Minh, has already received prizes at several international film festivals over the past year, including the Chicago International Film Festival, the Lorcano International Film Festival in Switzerland and the Amien Film Festival in France. The screenplay was adapted from one of Viet Nam’s most popular short stories, writer Son Nam’s Huong Rung Ca Mau(Scent of the Woods in Ca Mau). The Palm Springs Film Festival took place from January 5-16, attracting 232 films from 71 countries, including 84 premieres and 49 of the 54 foreign entries for this year’s Academy Awards. Mua Len Trau will also compete for the award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 78th annual Oscars this … [Read more...] about Buffalo Boy wins best foreign language film
"A Separation" won the Oscar for best foreign language film on Sunday, becoming the first Iranian movie to win the honor. Written and directed by Asghar Farhadi, the domestic drama focuses on a couple going through a divorce and touches on traditions, justice, and male-female relationships in modern Iran. "A Separation" was regarded as the front-runner for the foreign language Oscar after sweeping the awards circuit in Europe and the United States. It also garnered an Oscar nomination for best original screenplay. It was the second Iranian film to be nominated for an Oscar, and the first to win. "At this time, many Iranians all over the world are watching us and I imagine them to be very happy," director Farhadi said while accepting the Oscar. "At a time of tug of war, intimidation and aggressions exchanged between politicians, the name of their county, Iran, is spoken here through her glorious culture, a rich and ancient culture that has been hidden under the heavy dust of politics." … [Read more...] about Iran’s ‘A Separation’ wins best foreign language Oscar
A movie adapted from a Vietnamese children book has been submitted to the 89th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film. “Toi Thay Hoa Vang Tren Co Xanh” (Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass), adapted from the namesake book by best seller children author Nguyen Nhat Anh, will represent Vietnam at the 2017 Oscar award in February, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said Friday. Deputy minister Vuong Duy Bien said the ministry’s voting board highly appreciated the film by Victor Vu and decided to submit it to the Academy Awards. Director Victor Vu said this is a very big encouragement to him. “I was born and grew up in the U.S. so the motherland Vietnam has always brought me a special feeling,” he expressed. “I want to tell a very Vietnamese story and ‘Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass’ brings me the chance. “I hope that the stories about Vietnamese people with a strong desire of life and the spirit of rising could … [Read more...] about Vietnam announces 2017 Academy Award submission
VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam did not send any movie to compete for the Best Foreign Language Film Award of the Oscar 2011. This year it has many films that meet Oscar’s standards. The deadline to submit movies to the organizing board of the Oscar 2012 is October 1, but many countries have completed this task. Only five films will be nominated and one will win the Best Foreign Language Film Award. Last year Vietnam did not submit any entry because nominated films did not qualify the criteria of the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). This year, many Vietnamese, not mentioning the contents, meet the AMPAS’ criteria. Films competing in the Foreign Language Film category must have been first released in the country submitting them during the eligibility period defined by the rules of the Academy, and must have been exhibited for at least seven consecutive days in a commercial movie theater. Vietnam has many movies that meet this rule, such as … [Read more...] about Which film to be chosen for Oscar 2012?