Vietnamese movie to be shown at Berlin int’l film festival

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Vietnamese movie to be shown at Berlin int’l film festival

(VOV) - The movie “Hot Boy Noi Loan” (Lost in Paradise) by director Vu Ngoc Dang will be sent to the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival in February 2012.

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The film, the full title of which is the longest in Vietnam cinema’s history, is the first in Vietnam to feature a positive view of homosexual life. It will be shown at the festival’s Panorama category.

Earlier, Lost in Paradise was screened in the Toronto film festival in September 2011, then shown in Vancouver, Canada, and Pusan, the Republic of Korea. The Berlin Festival is the film’s first venue in Europe.

In Vietnam, the film won many prestigious awards, including: Best Director for Vu Ngoc Dang, Best Supporting Actor for Ho Vinh Khoa, and Best Cameraman for Nguyen Nam.

In 1995, the Panorama category included a Vietnamese film for the first time, named “Giot le Ha Long” ("The Teardrop Pearl of Ha Long") directed by Tran Vu and Nguyen Huu Phan.

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