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Idol competes for South Korean film festival awards

Update: July, 01/2014 - 14:40
A still from the movie Idol by director Quang Huy. — Photo courtesy by movie crew

HA NOI (VNS) — The movie Than Tuong (Idol), directed by Quang Huy, will vie for the Kim Dae Jung Nobel Peace Film Award at the 14th Gwangju International Film Festival (GIFF).

The festival will be held in South Korea from August 28 to September 1.

Than Tuong tells the story of a young man living in HCM City, and his journey towards becoming a music idol. Despite his father's disapproval, he works hard to become a concert organiser and then a singer.

The movie won six Golden Kite awards, given by the Viet Nam Cinema Association, last year, including the Best Director award for Huy.

The Kim Dae Jung Nobel Peace Film Award is given jointly by GIFF and the Kim Dae Jung Peace Foundation. The purpose is to award filmmakers and entertainers who deal with issues such as human rights, peace and freedom.

Director Dang Nhat Minh won the award in 2005 and 2013. — VNS

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