Vietnamese films to be in cinemas on national holiday
Four Vietnamese films will be in cinemas during the national holiday marking the 46th anniversary of Southern Vietnam’s liberation and Reunification Day (April 30) and Labour Day (May 1).
|Movie star Nha Phuong in a scene from the thriller Song Song (Two Faces), a production by young director Nguyen Huu Hoang. The film’s premiere impressed viewers on Sunday in HCM City. (Photo courtesy of the producer)|
The thriller Song Song (Two Faces), a production by young director Nguyen Huu Hoang, will be released on Sunday.
Its story refers to "the butterfly effect", a hypothetical situation that illustrates how small initial differences may lead to large unforeseen consequences over time.
The film’s story is about Trang, a wife and mother of a five-year-old daughter, who finds that she can travel back in time.
Trang attempts to change the present by changing her past behavior, and sets things right for herself and her husband and daughter. But there are unintended consequences for all.
Movie star Nha Phuong as Trang is expected to guarantee the film’s financial success.
Phuong, 30, began her career in 2012 after graduating from the HCM City University of Theatre & Cinematography.
She has played leading roles in more than 40 TV shows and movies, including blockbusters such as Yêu Đi Đừng Sợ (Kiss and Spell) and Quả Tim Máu (Blood Heart).
She has won several top prizes for best feature-film actress and favourite actress presented by prestigious TV stations and magazines, including the Golden Kite Award for Best Featured Film Actress from the Vietnam Cinematography Association in 2019.
She was invited as a producer to join the Cannes Film Festival 2018 to screen her short film, Infill & Full, at Festival Corner. Her 14-minute film is about a Vietnamese woman who emigrates illegally to the UK.
“I hope Phuong’s performance in Song Song will cause her career to reach new heights,” said Nguyen Thuy Hang, a fan of Phuong.
Song Song left a strong impression on audiences after its premiere on Wednesday in HCM City.
Another thriller is Thiên Thần Hộ Mệnh (The Guardian) by Vietnamese-American director Victor Vu.
The film is about three young women who treat, feed and dress life-sized baby dolls as if they are living things.
Its trailer featuring haunting scenes has attracted more than 103,000 views on YouTube.
|Thiên Thần Hộ Mệnh (The Guardian) by Vietnamese-American director Victor Vu will be released on April 29 to celebrate the 46th anniversary of Southern Vietnam’s liberation and Reunification Day (April 30) and Labour Day (May 1). (Photo courtesy of the producer)|
“My film reflects the weak points in young people’s psychology,” said the film’s director Vu, a graduate of Loyola Marymount University in the US.
Thiên Thần Hộ Mệnh will be released on April 29.
Two films, Lật Mặt: 48H (Face Off: 48 Hours) and 1990, featuring themes about love and women, will be in cinemas on April 16 and 30.
While the action comedy Lật Mặt: 48H has attracted veteran actors Vo Thanh Tam and Huynh Dong, 1990, a romantic production, stars actresses Diem Mi and Ninh Duong Lan Ngoc.
Two Vietnamese films earned several billions dong on one day in cinemas last week, following a postponed release date in February amid a COVID-19 outbreak.
Although the Vietnamese film industry experienced plenty of ups and downs in 2020 due to the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, there are fresh hopes moving into the new-year.