Golden Kite, the Vietnamese Cinema Association’s annual film festival, this year has attracted the participation of many movies produced by private companies like BHD, Bright Epoch JSC, and Golden Star Advertising And Communication Corporation.
A scene of the film "Co dau dai chien" (Battle of the brides)
These films, covering a wide range of genres and depicting multifaceted aspects of modern life in Vietnam, feature comedies like Co dau dai chien (Battle of the brides) or De Mai Tinh (Fool for love) to heart-touching drama about life of the Mekong Delta farmers Canh dong bat tan (Floating Lives) or thriller Giao lo dinh menh (Inferno).
By contrast, movies produced by national firms like Vietnam Feature Film Studio, Vietnam Writers' Association Film Studio, and Giai Phong Film studio, are usually historical pieces, their topics strongly grounded in Vietnamese history.
Long Thanh Cam Gia Ca (Song about a Person Who Twangs in Thang Long) brings viewers back to the 18th century and involves them in the life and love story of Vietnam’s most famous literary figures, poet Nguyen Du and his lover, Cam.
Vuot qua ben Thuong Hai (Across Shanghai) tells the sojourn of Ho Chi Minh in Shanghai while Nhin ra bien ca (Looking out over the sea) deals with President Ho’s early life.
Although smaller in number, movies by state-owned studios stand a better chance of claiming top prizes.
The Golden Kite Awards will be given away on March 13 at Ho Chi Minh City’s Hoa Binh Theater.
During the festival, August Cinema, the Vietnam Film Institute, Vietnam National Documentary and Scientific Film Studio, and National Cinema will screen selected Vietnamese films from various periods such as Chi Dau (Mrs Dau), Doi cat (Sandy Lives), Mua gio chuong (Season of the Whirlwind), Thuong Nho Dong Que (Nostalgia for the Countryside) on 12-14 March.
In the film "Giao lo dinh menh"
"Canh dong bat tan"
"Co dau dai chien"