HCM CITY — Visual artist Ưu Đàm, known as UuDam, will be displaying his art in an interactive installation at Galerie Quynh in HCM City beginning on April 19. UuDam’s latest exhibit, Rồng Rắn Lên Mây - Serpents’ Tails, includes sculptures made from plastic pipes connected by plastic bags. The work reflects the artist’s ideas about environmental pollution and traffic jams in Việt Nam. UuDam uses plastic bags and motorbike’s exhaust gas to create his works. Rồng Rắn Lên Mây - Serpents’ Tails was completed in 2015 and has been displayed at several international exhibitions. For his first showcase in HCM City, UuDam wants to convey a serious message about environmental protection. Born in Việt Nam in 1971, UuDam studied at the HCM City University of Fine Arts. He graduated with a BA from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2001 and received his MFA … [Read more...] about Interactive art exhibit about pollution, traffic opens next week
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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?
Viet Nam News HCM CITY – Six Vietnamese-made films are being shown in cinemas nationwide this month. Moviegoers are eager for the comeback of comic actor Thái Hòa and Vietnamese-American director Charlie Nguyễn in the comedy Chàng Vợ Của Em (My Mr. Wife). The duo were successful in such films as Để Mai Tính (Fool for Love), Tèo Em (Little Tèo), Cưới Ngay Kẻo Lỡ (Love Puzzle), and Fan Cuồng (Fanatic). Chàng Vợ Của Em is adapted from the English novel Busy Woman Seeks Wife by Annie Sanders, featuring the love story of a homely man and a successful woman. In an interview with local media, Charlie said it was the first time he had adapted a film from a book, which was set in the UK. The movie will be different from the book, but he will keep the novel’s spirit about the differences between social classes. The director invited young actress … [Read more...] about Vietnamese comedies, dramas and horror films to screen this month
World stage: Châu plays the piano at an international contest. Photos courtesy of her parents Viet Nam News By Thanh Hà Trần Minh Châu, 14, is one of the youngest people among 10 others receiving Việt Nam’s Outstanding Youth Awards for the Year 2017. She has successfully passed an exam to study culture and art for talent between now and 2025, approved by the Prime Minister. Her achievements last year included first prize at the Ricard Vines International Piano Contest in Lleida, Spain, first prize at the AFAF Piano International Concerto Competition in the US, first prize at the Future Stars Piano Competition in Poland, and more. Young talent: Trần Minh Châu with her piano at home. Born in Hà Nội, her parents were not artists, but from the age of four Châu displayed musical talent. She often sat side by side with her elder sister to watch her play the piano. “She seemed to be hypnotized when her … [Read more...] about Young VN pianist takes to the world stage
An international school in Hanoi has been ordered to cut all ties with another international school in the United States following allegations the school doesn't actually exist, Vietnam’s Ministry of Education and Training said in a statement released on Tuesday. The Newton Grammar School (NGS) in Hanoi has been asked to sever its collaboration with the George Washington International School (GWIS) in the United States by the ministry. The collaboration allows students from NGS to study on a bilingual learning program, under which they learn subjects like math, science and languages following the GWIS curriculum. Suspicions over the status of GWIS were raised when a Facebook user posted a comment claiming it to be a "ghost school", meaning a school that doesn't actually function or even exist. The post said the school's official website does not provide information regarding the school's year of establishment, or the name of the principal and faculty members. The school's … [Read more...] about International school in Hanoi told to sever ties with US faculty over scam allegations