|A scene from Trần Anh Hùng’s movie Cyclo starring his wife, actress Trần Nữ Yên Khê and actor Lê Văn Lộc. — Photo baomoi.com|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The Friends of Vietnam Heritage will screen the movie Cyclo by Vietnamese-born French director Trần Anh Hùng today at the Centre for Development of Movie Talent (TPD).
Set in the 1990s in HCM City, Cyclo follows a young cyclo driver (played by Lê Văn Lộc), who was forced into crime when his rickshaw is stolen. The movie is a rocking symphony revealing human’s deep consciences when confronting with goodness and evil in the context of turbulent social condition.
The 1995 movie has received much acclaim from international critics. Praised as “Superb ‘Cyclo’ shows a Vietnam on the brink of chaos”, the Chicago Tribune wrote “almost every shot in Cyclo is memorable.” The movie won a Golden Lion Award at the Venice Film Festival in 1995.
The screening at TPD will start at 7.30pm. The movie will be presented in Vietnamese language with English subtitles. TPD is at 51 Trần Hưng Đạo Street. Cost: VNĐ150,000. Limit: 40 people. Contact: Ms Vân at firstname.lastname@example.org. — VNS