Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — Young film producer Lý Minh Thắng’s latest film project, Mùa Viết Tình Ca (Season of Love Songs), will be released in cinemas on National Day, September 2.
The romantic comedy musical will feature a young singer, played by pop idol Isaac, and his friends, who face challenges as they pursue their dreams.
The 90-minute film stars young singers Suni Hạ Linh, Puka and Hoàng Phi as the lead characters. Vietnamese-American comic actor Chí Tài is also featured.
“I invited young talents in both music and film to ensure that my production will have quality music,” said the film’s producer Thắng.
Thắng used music and acting specialists from the HCM City Music Conservatory and HCM City Theatre & Cinematography to train his actors.
Thắng spent five years as a director before developing his career as a film producer.
Thắng said although he directed two blockbusters, Sài Gòn, Anh Yêu Em (Sài Gòn, I Love You) in 2016 and Mẹ Chồng (Mother-in-Law) in 2017, he has worked hard to challenge himself as a producer.
“I’m now burdened with double tasks in the new job,” the 34-year-old told local media recently. “I have to plan and co-ordinate all aspects like script selecting and writing, directing, editing, and financing. I also have to oversee marketing and distribution.”
Thắng became well-known with the comedy Sài Gòn Anh Yêu Em, winner of the best feature film, best screenplay and best cinematography at the Golden Kite Awards organised by the Việt Nam Cinematography Association last year.
The film features five couples of different places and backgrounds who choose Sài Gòn-HCM City as their home. The culture and lifestyle of the local residents are highlighted throughout the film.
The production starred famous cải lương (reform opera) actress Ngọc Giàu, young actress Maya, and young comic actor Huỳnh Lập who received the award for best supporting actor. It was also distributed in Sydney and Melbourne.
His later works, Ngày Mai Cưới (Wedding Tomorrow), Lô Tô (Lottery) and Mẹ Chồng, have all attracted audiences. — VNS