The record rise in springtime visitors to the south-central province of Phu Yen has been attributed by many to a Vietnamese film released late last year. Disappointingly however, not a lot has been done to ensure the growth is sustainable. Statistics by the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Phu Yen have revealed an amazing 35-percent increase in tourist arrivals during and around the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday, compared to the same period last year. The resounding success of the acclaimed movie, ‘Toi Thay Hoa Vang Tren Co Xanh’ (Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass), by expat director Victor Vu is believed by many to be behind the surge. The film, which hit local screens in late September 2015, has received critical acclaim, not only for its story of childhood innocence, but also for its cinematography, featuring tranquil landscapes from lesser-known scenic spots across the province. The scenes, selected as the film’s main setting, work to accentuate … [Read more...] about Vietnam province yet to harness tourism potential of locations depicted in popular movie
Movie releases 2016
VietNamNet Bridge - The month of the Halloween will be flooded with movies with a creepy atmosphere such as "Crimson Peak," "The Ghost of the Vuong Family" and "Ghost Blows Out the Light". 1. The Visit Release date: 2/10 Director: M. Night Shyamalan Cast: Olivia DeJonge, Ed Oxenbould, Deanna Dunagan Genre: Horror Running time: 100 minutes Language: English with Vietnamese subtitle The story is about the experiences of horror of two sisters Becca and Tyler during their visit to their grandparents in rural Pennsylvania. After being advised to "not leave the room after 9.30 pm" by their single mother, both broke the law and found out the truth that made them understand why their mother had always prevented them from seeing their grandparents. The work marks the return of director M. Night Shyamalan - who won two Oscar nominations for "The Sixth Sense". This is one of the lowest-budget films directed by the Indian director - $5 million. 2. Eyes Release date: 2/10 Director: Yohei … [Read more...] about 26 movies to be released in October
VietNamNet Bridge – The 2015 Vietnamese movie season closed with the victory of "I’m Your Grandmother", as a promising end. More than 40 films were produced, and nearly 30 films went to the local cinemas in 2015 as signaling the "boom" of Vietnamese movies in 2016. The poster of "I See Yellow Flowers on Green Grass"- The most successful movie in 2015. In 2015, for the first Vietnamese films were no longer categorized in season. About two to five new films were released each month. The hottest movies of the year are “I See Yellow Flowers on Green Grass" with revenue of more than VND80 billion ($4 million) and “I’m Your Grandmother”. The Lunar New Year 2016 (Tet) will welcome a series of five comedy movies, including “Loc Phat”, an action comedy by Le Bao Trung, “Super Theft”, another action comedy by Ham Tran, “Tia Tui La Cao Thu” by Hoai Linh-Viet Huong, “Yeu la phai xai chieu” by Khuong Ngoc and … [Read more...] about 2016: A boom in Vietnamese movies?
VietNamNet Bridge – Six Vietnamese movies will be screened at Osaka Asian Film Festival 2016 set to take place between March 4 and 13 in Osaka City, Japan with a focus on Asian films, said the event’s organizers. A scene in the movie “Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass" The six films are “Big Father, Small Father and Other Stories” by Phan Dang Di,“Flapping in the Middle of Nowhere” by Nguyen Hoang Diep, “The Lady Assassin” and “Super X” by Nguyen Quang Dung, “Sweet 20” by Phan Gia Nhat Linh and the blockbuster “Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass” by Victor Vu. The festival will present 13 films in its competition, nine in its “Special Screenings” section and 25 in sections devoted primarily to recent films from Southeast Asia, Taiwan and Hong Kong. The Indie Forum section will be showing 14 films by up-and-coming Asian directors. The event will open with “Wansei Back … [Read more...] about Six Vietnam movies brought to Osaka Asian Film Festival
Endowed with beautiful rivers, mountains and beaches, plus other great tourism development potentials, Da Nang is emerging as an attractive destination for shooting parts of movies and reality programmes. Tourism promotion through movies is expected to help advertise the city’s image to more domestic and foreign tourists. A scene from the ‘Zippo, Mustard and You’ movie Some scenes in such famous Vietnamese films as ‘Trai Tim Co Nang’ (Sunlight in the Heart) and ‘Tuoi Thanh Xuan’ (Forever Young) were shot at the InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, My Khe Beach, and other local tourist attractions. In particular, some parts of a TV serial entitled ‘Zippo, Mustard and You’, which is aired at 9.10pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays on the VTV3 Channel, feature fascinating images of the Ba Na Hills Resort, the Hai Van Pass, the Son Tra Mountains and bridges across the Han River. The Chairman of the municipal Travel … [Read more...] about Da Nang: Tourism promotion through movies needs further promoting