Australian indigenous film goes to the mountains
By Ha Linh in Hanoi
From Thursday to July 18, the celebrated Australian film ‘Bran Nue Dae’ will be screened in the country’s five northern mountainous provinces in celebration of this year’s NAIDOC week which honors native people of Australia.
The movie, which is based on a musical comedy of the same name, was released in Australia two years ago and has won a series of international awards and features famous actors Missy Higgins, Geoffrey and Magda Szubanski.
During its opening week in Australia, the film collected over US$2.5 million in sales, making it the nation’s most profitable film.
The movie centers on the romantic and adventurous love story of a young aboriginal couple and introduces the traditional culture and humorous character of the ethnic race.
The film was screened in Vietnam during NAIDOC week - an event held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people - organized by the Australian consulate general in HCMC in 2010.
The screenings are planned for Moc Chau in Son La Province on Thursday, Tuan Giao in Dien Bien Province on Friday and Saturday, Lai Chau Town in Lai Chau Province on Sunday, Bac Ha District in Lao Cai Province on Monday and Ha Giang Province on Tuesday.