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Filmmaker Nong Nhat Quang on His New Docuseries 'Queer Asia: Vietnam'

For 22-year-old filmmaker Nong Nhat Quang, growing up gay in Lao Cai Province, a conservative region of many ethnic groups, was tough. Being noticeably camp meant bullying and abuse were commonplace, ...

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Vietnamese Short Awarded Illy Prize at Cannes Film Festival 2019

Director's Fortnight is an independent event running parallel to the main Cannes Film Festival, organized by the French Directors Guild starting in 1969.

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Amid Online Backlash, Production Company Pulls 'The Third Wife' From Theaters

After just four days in theaters, the award-winning movie The Third Wife (Nguoi Vo Ba) has stopped being screened in Vietnam due to an online controversy that’s gaining traction.

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Action Blockbuster 'Hai Phuong' Will Be Released on Netflix on May 22

Hai Phuong (Furie) follows a former gangster, played by Ngo Thanh Van, trying to save her kidnapped daughter.

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Award-Winning Film 'The Third Wife' to Screen in Vietnam in May

Set in the 19th century, The Third Wife follows 14-year-old May who was selected to be the third wife of a wealthy landowner.

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'Hai Phuong' Becomes Highest-Grossing Vietnamese Movie of All Time

Hai Phuong landed US distribution rights from Well Go USA Entertainment, and has been played in 28 cities in America and Canada since March 1.

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Spike Lee Starts Filming Next Movie 'Da 5 Bloods' in Vietnam, Thailand

Da 5 Bloods follows four African-American Vietnam veterans as they return to Vietnam to find their squad leader's remains and pursue the possibility of a buried treasure.

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Vietnamese Short Wins Best Director at 48 Hour Film Festival, to Be Screened at Cannes

The movie unfolds the story of a little girl kidnapped by two criminals, which is later discovered to be a personal conspiracy.

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The New Season of 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Features a Vietnamese-American Queen

RuPaul's Drag Race, an American drag queen reality TV show hosted by host RuPaul, recently announced their lineup of drag queens for Season 11.

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[Video] Saigon Jewelry Brand Wins Hearts With Inclusive TVC Featuring Gay Couple

Is this one of the most inclusive advertising campaigns in recent history?

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Vietnamese Actor Wins Rookie Award at Tokyo Film Festival for Role in 'Song Lang'

Lien Binh Phat has become the first Vietnamese actor to win a rookie award at the Tokyo International Film Fest (TIFF).

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The Bachelor's Happy Queer Romance Is the Positive Representation That Vietnam's LGBT Community Needs

Just over a week ago, the couple talked about their declaration of love during a live stream Facebook interview with the reality show centered around straight relationships.

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From November, Vietnam to Ban Gratuitous Smoking in Movies, Stage Productions

Starting from November, filmmakers will need to carefully deliberate over their decision to include smoking in their work or risk the ire of the culture ministry.

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Vietnamese Director's Debut Feature 'The Third Wife' Wins Award at Toronto Film Festival

The directorial debut from Nguyen Phuong Anh, also known as Ash Mayfair, won the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) award at last week's Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)...

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The Horror-Comedy Zombie Flick That's Raking in 250 Times Its Budget in Japan

Made by a group of unknowns, One Cut of the Dead, cost just US$27,000 but is set to earn US$10 million amid international acclaim.

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[Video] This Tongue-in-Cheek Short Film Imagines a World Without Bum Guns

Empty toilet paper holder, not a single tissue or scrap of useless paper in your pocket and no one else in the bathroom to head your calls for help: its a nightmare we all understand. 

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[Video] Vingroup Premieres First-Ever Animated Series by In-House Studio VinTaTa

Have you ever wondered what a Vingroup-funded animated series would look like?

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Hanoi Queer Film Week Provides Platform for Vietnam's LGBTQ Voices

Starting today and running until Friday, August 17, Hanoi International Queer Film Week 2018 (HIQFW), will include 14 film screenings followed by audience discussions. 

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Vietnam's Cinema Industry to Receive $50m Financial Boost

Lack of funding has always been an issue for Vietnam's film industry.

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Outdoor Film Screenings Coming this October as Part of Hanoi International Film Festival

The 5th Hanoi International Film Festival (HANIFF) will take place from October 27-31 and showcase some of Vietnam’s finest filmmaking talent.