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Vietnamese films set new revenue records

Four films have crossed the VND100 billion ($4.3 million) mark so far this year, one of them the highest grossing Vietnamese film of all time. 

Cinemas requested to allocate 20 percent of screenings for Vietnamese films

To mitigate the current dominance of foreign films, cinemas will reserve 20 percent of screening slots for Vietnamese films.

The Third Wife fined for releasing ‘unapproved’ version in Vietnam cinemas

Producers of The Third Wife have been fined VND50 million ($2,140) for screening unapproved 'inappropriate' scenes in Vietnamese cinemas.
May 26, 2019 | 09:40 pm GMT+7

Avengers: Endgame sets new box office record in Vietnam

Marvel blockbuster 'Avengers: Endgame' has become the highest-grossing movie ever in Vietnam.
May 05, 2019 | 07:38 am GMT+7

Finding Phong finds a paying audience in Vietnam

Will people pay to watch documentaries in Vietnam? A film about a transgender person has raised hopes they will.
October 31, 2018 | 08:24 pm GMT+7

Phuong Nam makes distress sale of stakes in CGV cinemas

Phuong Nam Culture Joint Stock Co. planned to sell its remaining 7.5 percent stake in Vietnam’s largest cinema chain, CGV.
September 03, 2018 | 06:32 pm GMT+7

'Infinity War' breaks box office record in Vietnam

The new Avengers movie has dethroned a Vietnamese product to become the country's highest-grossing film ever.
May 13, 2018 | 09:03 am GMT+7

Vietnamese films hold no candle to foreign blockbusters despite home advantage

Vietnamese movies only accounted for a quarter of the industry’s earnings last year.
May 04, 2018 | 09:00 pm GMT+7

A movie a day for 60 years: cinema sustains a Berlin love

At this week's Berlin film festival, Erika and Ulrich Gregor, now in their 80s, are absolute fixtures.
February 18, 2018 | 10:51 am GMT+7

'Three Billboards' wins big as Golden Globes power through sex scandal

'Lady Bird' and star Saoirse Ronan won in comedy. 
January 09, 2018 | 09:06 am GMT+7

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' second-highest opening ever in North America

'The Last Jedi' is the last outing for character Leia Organa, played by Carrie Fisher, who died last December.
December 18, 2017 | 09:46 am GMT+7

'Titanic' keeps that sinking feeling alive, 20 years on

'The Titanic story itself has a timeless quality. It seems to exist outside our daily lives. As this straight moral lesson, it's something that fascinates us.'
December 17, 2017 | 09:57 am GMT+7

S. Korean actress confronts taboos with abuse allegations

The actress accused Kim Ki-Duk of sexual misconducts. 
December 15, 2017 | 05:30 pm GMT+7

Modern tech, rising middle class drive cinema revival in Africa

Like the plot in an old-fashioned movie, cinemas in Africa are making a third-reel comeback after years of worrying decline.
November 02, 2017 | 09:49 am GMT+7

Biggest independent Asia film festival ready for action despite turmoil

Leaving past politics aside, this year's Busan film festival is ready to kick off. 
October 10, 2017 | 11:34 am GMT+7
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