17 movies to compete for best picture at Vietnam Film Festival

By Linh Do   November 2, 2021 | 05:29 am PT
17 movies to compete for best picture at Vietnam Film Festival
A still from the movie 'Rom'
17 movies will compete for the Golden Lotus, often dubbed the Vietnamese Oscars, in the feature film category at the upcoming Vietnam Film Festival.

Competing entries include recent high-profile titles like the highest grossing Vietnamese movie of all time, Vu Ngoc Dang’s 2021 comedy ‘Bo Gia’ (Dad, I’m Sorry) starring Tran Thanh; Tran Thanh Huy’s coming-of-age action ‘Rom’, which won the New Currents award at 2019 Busan International Film Festival; and Victor Vu’s 2019 romance ‘Mat Biec’ (Dreamy Eyes).

Besides feature films, Vietnam Film Festival, to be held partly online from Nov. 18-20, also awards the Golden Lotus to documentaries, science films and animations. A total 128 films from across all four genres will take part in this year’s festival.

The feature film genre will see two new prizes for best first film and best special effects, recognizing emerging talents and technology’s bigger role in Vietnamese cinema.

First held in 1970, Vietnam Film Festival is organized by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism every two or three years in different cities throughout the country.

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