The Vietnamese movie market has picked up heat as several films intended for Tet (the traditional Lunar New Year) are ready to hit local screens
Audiences have flocked to the screenings of several Vietnamese films, particularly those highlighted at international festivals, at the 3rd Hanoi International Film Festival
Though of good quality, most plays of drama, “cai luong” (modern folk opera popular in southern Vietnam), “tuong” (traditional Vietnamese opera) and “cheo” (northern stage performance) produced by theaters in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City have been commercial flops, as audiences are reluctant to buy tickets
Two critically-acclaimed Vietnamese films, including a homosexuality-themed documentary, will be sent to the Luang Prabang Film Festival (LPFF), set to run in Laos in December.
The free screening of “Worlds apart”, a half-hour TV drama about generation conflicts within a Vietnamese-Australian family, and an exchange with its expat Vietnamese co-director, are set to take place in HCMC this afternoon, Jan 17.
The hour devoted to screening locally-made dramas on HTV9, 10 pm, will undergo dramatic reshuffles to boost audience views.
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