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Vietnamese film Dreamy Eyes hopes to catch the Oscar eye

By Ha Thu   December 12, 2020 | 05:00 am PT
Vietnamese film Dreamy Eyes hopes to catch the Oscar eye
A scene from "Dreamy Eyes."
Romantic drama "Mat Biec" (Dreamy Eyes) will compete in the qualifying round of the foreign language film category at the Oscar 2021 awards.

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism recently announced that its production company had already sent the English-subtitled version of the film and hard disc to the organizers before December 1.

Based on popular writer Nguyen Nhat Anh’s novel of the same name, "Dreamy Eyes" depicts the love story of Ngan, a rural boy, and his childhood friend during their school years. Even though the girl falls for a rich man and leaves Ngan, he remains by her side.

The fim premiered on December 20 last year, has raked in a record VND50 billion ($2.16 million) within three days.

It led the box office for 18 consecutive days, matching the record of blockbuster "Avengers: End Game" when it was shown in Vietnam.

The 93rd Academy Awards will take place April next year at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, California.

Check out the movie trailer below:

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