Vietnamese film to attend Houston Film Festival

Wednesday, 2017-02-22 16:39:09
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Posters of the film themed ‘Father and Son’
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NDO – A film themed ‘Father and Son’, directed by Luong Dinh Dung, will become the first Vietnamese film to be nominated for a Remi Award at the 50th Houston International Film Festival.

The festival is being held from April 21-30 in Texas, the US.

Director Dung shared that he did not expect the movie to be selected; therefore he was surprised and delighted to have the opportunity to promote ‘Father and Son’ to the American audience. So far, the 90-minute film is expected to participate at 11 festivals around the world.

‘Father and Son’ is an independent movie adapted from Dung’s short story with the same title, written in 1995. Director Dung drew inspiration for the story from his own experiences to write ‘Father and Son’.

The main character in the movie is a little boy named Ca (Fish). He lives with his blind father, who has spent his entire life by the river. Ca’s world revolves around the river and everything associated with it, including the animals, flowers and the wooden fish his father carved for him. Ca dreams of touching the clouds in the sky and of visiting fancy lands as in the fairy tales told by his father. However, Ca suffers from an incurable disease and cannot wait for the day his father has enough money to take him to the doctor.

The Houston International Festival is one of the longest running international film festivals in the world. Participating films this year were selected from some 4,500 entries from 74 countries.

Also in April, the ‘Father and Son’ film will also compete and be screened at the 15th Boston International Film Festival held from April 13 to 17 in Massachusetts, the US.

Earlier, in 2016, the ‘Father and son’ film won many prizes at international cinema festivals, including the Best Full-Length Movie title at the Canadian Diversity Film Festival and the Best Cinematography title at the Barcelona Planet.