Statistics have shown that the annual cinema revenues in Vietnam from cartoons are truly impressive, always being in the top-10 hottest films. This means the type has a very promising market, targeting at various age groups. Sadly, this playground is still solely dominated by foreign animated movies like Incredibles 2, Frozen, Kung Fu Panda, or Coco. The few domestic cartoons are not truly welcomed in movie theaters, and are mostly delivered free in media channels. According to Ms. Tran Thi Thu Hien, President of Vietnam Animation Joint Stock Co., her organization produces 16 to 17 cartoons per year, mostly to answer the demands of the government. The severest difficulty at the moment, as stated by Ms. Hien, is the outdated animation production technology and equipment. In addition, in the last 4 years, the budget for this film genre has been temporarily halted due to unsuitable film laws. To amend the situation, Vietnam Animation Joint Stock Co. has to seek other financial aids, and … [Read more...] about Vietnamese cartoons yearning for public recognition
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A scene from the movie Shazam!. With estimated ticket sales of US$53.4 million in its opening weekend, the movie showed that North American movie fans can enjoy a lighter spin on the usual dark superhero tale. Photo hearstapps.com LOS ANGELES — With estimated ticket sales of US$53.4 million in its opening weekend, Warner Bros.' Shazam! showed that North American movie fans can enjoy a lighter spin on the usual dark superhero tale, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations reported on Sunday. The family-friendly flick stars young Asher Angel as Billy Baston, an unhappy foster kid who is transformed into a muscular, wise-cracking adult superhero (Zachary Levi) when anyone pronounces the secret word. Both the film's reviews and audience responses have been strongly positive, according to Hollywood Reporter. Its domestic take for the three-day weekend was not a bad return on the $80 million Warner and New Line spent to make it – particularly considering overseas ticket sales … [Read more...] about Just say ‘Shazam!’ and the movie fans start lining up
The poster of the short film (Photo: thegioitre.vn) Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnamese film “Infill and Full set” by Dao Duc Hai won the Best UK Drama award of the recent 2019 Oxford International Short Film Festival (OXISFF). Actress Nha Phuong also received the Best Lead Actress award. Previously, the film earned four nominations of the (OXISFF), including Best Film, Best Lead Actress, Best Music Score, and Best UK Drama. The film is the first short Phuong has produced. The 14-minute film is about a Vietnamese woman who immigrates to Britain illegally. Pregnant and doesn’t know which way to turn, she has to use false identification to try to get employed at a nail salon. But unfortunately, on her first test day her services get her into trouble. Infill and Full set was made by director Dao Duc Hai as a project for his master’s degree in art film graduation from the faculty of arts and creative industries, Middlesex University in London. The short movie was … [Read more...] about Vietnamese movie wins prize at Oxford int’l short film festival
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?
“101 greatest Vietnamese movies” is the latest book by film journalist Le Hong Lam. The book names 101 movies produced from 1953 to 2018. Through this book, movie geeks may find familiar names like Cards on the Table, The Abandoned Field, When the Tenth Month Comes, The Scent of Green Papaya, and also the latest ones like Jail Bait or The Way Station. During the period that the author mentions in the book, over 1000 Vietnamese movies have been produced. In order to make the short list of 101 titles, Le Hong Lam has worked so hard for 2 years. Through the book, movie lovers may recall some impressive movies and have an insight on the development of Vietnam’s cinematography industry. For each movie, Lam gives comments and reviews through his own angle. Many posters and images which have never been known are now made public. Movies’ details are also included./.-VNA … [Read more...] about Greatest Vietnamese movies listed in renowned critic’s book