|A scene of Yellow Flowers on The Green Grass by director Victor Vu. — Photo India-forums.com
HA NOI (VNS) — National award-winning movie Toi Thay Hoa Vang Tren Co Xanh (Yellow Flowers on The Green Grass) was among four movies that were shown at the Vietnamese Film Week in Berlin.
The movie had won the Golden Lotus for the best motion picture at the 19th Viet Nam National Film Festival. Its director Victor Vu won the Best Director award.
Based on the novel by best-selling author Nguyen Nhat Anh, the film is set in the mid-1980s in a small village and tells the story of two young brothers who share everything, but compete for the affection of the same girl.
Its sound and visual effects left a strong impression on the jury and audience.
The movie was also named the best film at the Silk Road International Film Festival in Fujian Province, China, in September.
Commissioned by the state and produced by the HCM City-based Galaxy Studio, the VND20-billion (US$899,000) film earned about VND80 billion (3.59 million) in ticket sales. It will be distributed abroad by Fortissimo Films Hong Kong.
The other three films that were screened in Berlin were Quyen (Farewell Berlin Wall), Trung So (Jackpot) and Nha Tien Tri (The Prophet). A documentary entitled Viet Nam Ve Dep Bat Tan (Viet Nam – Endless Beauty) was also shown at the film week.
Trung So, directed by Dustin Nguyen, is the official Vietnamese entry for the best foreign film competition at the American Academy Awards.
Nha Tien Tri is a 120-minute biopic of former President Ho Chi Minh. Based on a screenplay by veteran author Hoang Nhuan Cam, the film tells about the life of the former president from 1947 to 1954 during the war against the French.
The film recounts his experiences in the Viet Bac Resistance War Base, as the country's first president who led the Vietnamese people in their struggle for independence from the French colonialists.
Quyen tells the story of a Hanoian girl named Quyen who crosses the Russian border into Germany with her husband, seeking the "promised land".
Besides depicting her peculiar fate, Quyen also shows the struggles of the Vietnamese communities during the 1990s.
The attractions of the film are not only the breathtakingly beautiful scenes filmed on the snow-covered Mount Zugspitze or the beautiful scenes shot in Berlin, but also the scenes showing the plight of Vietnamese communities after the fall of the Berlin Wall, an event that greatly influenced the lives of thousands of overseas Vietnamese people.
The screening of the movie today at Kino Arsenal Film Haus, Berlin, will bring the film week to a close.
Vietnamese Ambassador Doan Xuan Hung said he wanted the Vietnamese Film Week to be held annually in Germany. The film week was held from December 12 to 15 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the establishment of ties between Viet Nam and Germany. — VNS