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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Viet Nam News Standing behind the success of The Tailor (Cô ba Sài Gòn), Tèo Em, Siêu sao Siêu ngố and several other movies, screenwriter and director Kay Nguyễn tells Khoa Thư the story of the country’s emerging commercial cinema scene and how a screenwriter can catch the new wave. Inner Sanctum: What led you into filmmaking? My cinematic journey has just started and it seems like a flower bursting from a seed sowed 30 years ago. I started watching movies at five after my grandmother died and we moved from the place where my dad and I were born. Our new life was turbulent and entertainment was a way to forget. Some years later, after graduating from high school, I got a scholarship to study arts in the United States. I tried to study film, too, but was left behind by my American fellows as they had started recording and editing 8mm films at the age of ten. Struggling to keep up with them, I chose screenwriting because … [Read more...] about Kay Nguyễn:the screenwriter’s story