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?
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By AFP  August 20, 2018 | 11:57 am GMT+7 Highly anticipated rom-com "Crazy Rich Asians" dazzled the North American box office in its debut weekend. The first Hollywood film with a mainly Asian cast in a generation claimed the top spot, industry estimates showed Sunday. The Warner Bros. adaptation of Kevin Kwan's best-selling novel of the same name raked in $34 million since hitting theaters on Wednesday, box office tracker Exhibitor Relations said. Of the total, the film took in $25.2 million at the weekend. Starring veteran actress Michelle Yeoh, British-Malaysian former BBC host Henry Golding and American sitcom star Constance Wu, the film tells the story of a American economics professor who meets her super-wealthy boyfriend's family in Singapore -- and all the drama that ensues. It is the first Tinseltown film with a predominantly Asian cast since "The Joy Luck Club" in 1993. Shark thriller "The Meg" tumbled to second place in its second week, taking in $21.2 … [Read more...] about ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ sparkles at North America box office
Around Town What to do in town at weekend Phi Vu Thursday, Feb 1, 2018,18:57 (GMT+7) What to do in town at weekendPhi Vu Following are a couple of weekend destinations which visitors may find interesting. The Factory Contemporary Arts Center: 15 Nguyen U Di Street, Thao Dien Ward, District 2 As the Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday is around the corner, a Tet Art Market fair will be held on two weekend days, February 3-4, at The Factory Contemporary Arts Center in District 2, HCMC. Visitors to the fair can find numerous products like confectionery, jams, dried food, handmade products, Tet furnishing items, cosmetics, perfume, household items and home décor. Admission to the event is free. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 15 Nguyen U Di Street, Thao Dien Ward, District 2. Bitexco Financial Tower: 2 Hai Trieu Street, District 1 The first two episodes of the thriller movie “Le Bureau des Legendes” … [Read more...] about What to do in town at weekend
Movie star, director and producer Ngo Thanh Van’s latest action thriller, Hai Phuong (officially called “Furie” in other markets), is on sale at the Marché du Film at the Cannes Film Festival 2018, which opened on May 15. A scene in Hai Phuong (Furie), a new action thriller produced and starring Ngo Thanh Van, scheduled to be in cinemas worldwide later this year, distributed by Arclight Films - Photo VAA Studio The film is being distributed worldwide by leading international sales company Arclight Films, which also has the rights for a sci-fi thriller by director John Murlowski.Career Theo VNA … [Read more...] about Vietnamese female director’s movie on sale at Cannes
Viet Nam News The film is being distributed worldwide by leading international sales company Arclight Films, which also has the rights for a sci-fi thriller by director John Murlowski. Hai Phượng is directed by Lê Văn Kiệt of HCM City. It stars Vân, known as Veronica Ngo, who was recently seen in the blockbuster Star Wars: The Last Jedi as Tico’s sister, Paige, and Netflix’s original feature film Bright starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton. Vân plays Hai Phượng, a gangster who retired from a life of crime after the birth of her daughter. She is not able to escape her violent past after her daughter is kidnapped. She is forced back into the underworld which she wants to leave behind to rescue her daughter from an infamous organ-trafficking ring. Hai Phượng includes action scenes by acclaimed action director Kefi Abrikh, who worked for the Hollywood hits Jacson Bourne and Lucy. The film’s producer … [Read more...] about Female director’s film is on sale at Cannes festival