Urbanist Hanoi

Back Arts & Culture » [Video] Korean Filmmaker Creates Charming Video Postcard of Hanoi

[Video] Korean Filmmaker Creates Charming Video Postcard of Hanoi

This short video of Hanoi is vicarious tourism at its finest.

Seoul-based Vimeo user Bandal film has created a collection of short travel videos about cities like Dubai, Zurich and Tokyo.

At the start of his ‘Hanoi’ clip, the camera zooms into an antique TV set to bring us into a supercut of Vietnamese street life. It’s a quick, bright video that sells Hanoi so well it could have been commissioned by the local tourism bureau.

A jazzy, 50’s-sounding song plays as the video speeds through the bustle of the Old Quarter: cats fight on the sidewalk; a couple poses for their engagement photos; a fisherman tries his luck on the lake during golden hour; and as night falls, tourists pick up chicken and seafood from street vendors.

While a glass of red wine is poured on a balcony, the camera draws back from the TV again and brings our mini-tour of the city to a close.

Give it a play below:

Video via Vimeo user Bandal_film.

Related Articles:

[Video] Dreamy Slow-Motion Clip Depicts Hanoians Embracing Life on a Rainy Day

- [Video] Stunning Travelogue Showcases the Poetic Intimacy of Hanoi

[Video] New York Rapper Pays Tribute to Hanoi, Goes Viral

Related Articles

in Arts & Culture

'Napalm Girl' Kim Phuc Awarded International Peace Prize in Germany

Nearly 50 years after the iconic photo of her running from a bombing raid was taken, Phan Thi Kim Phuc has earned Germany's Dresden award for her support of UNESCO and children wounded in war.

in Arts & Culture

Hanoi’s First Zine Festival Is Coming up This Week

Beginning this Thursday and stretching over three days, the event taps into a niche, yet growing, subculture in the capital.

in Arts & Culture

New Digital Typeface L'Hanoienne Preserves Classic Hanoi Hand-Painted Fonts

Hanoi streets' handprinted signs haven't been replaced with neon like in other Asian metropolises, yet; but when they are, their traditional lettering will not be lost forever.

in Arts & Culture

Nguyen Van Thong, Who Captured Thich Quang Duc’s Self-Immolation, Dies at 94

Although American photojournalist Malcolm Browne is famous for his photos capturing the historical moment in 1963, Browne wasn’t the only one at the scene with a camera.

in Arts & Culture

Photography Exhibition Highlights Southeast Asia's Emerging Young Talents

The exhibition ‘we will have been young’ features no less than 12 emerging Southeast Asian photographers. 

in Arts & Culture

Vans x Van Gogh Museum Collection Will Also Be Available in Vietnam

Some of Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh’s most iconic works have been turned into everyday apparel.