France Awards Medal to Vietnamese Artist

Vietnamese People’s Artist Le Manh Thich (1941-2004) was awarded posthumously an art medal by French Embassy in Viet Nam for his contributions to art development.
Le Manh Thich at the 43th Asia_Pacific Film Festival

People’s Artist Le Manh Thich, the former director of the Central Documentary Film Company, won a number of prestigious prizes at domestic and international film festivals in his lifetime. Some of his major works include Duong day len Song Da (Electricity to Da River), which won the Golden Dove prize at the 24th Lepzich International Film Festival and the Golden Lotus Prize at the 6th Viet Nam Film Festival in 1982;  Den Voi Nhung Nhip Cau (Coming to Build Bridges), the Silver Lotus at the 7th Viet Nam Film Festival and the Certificate of Commendation at the 28th Lepzich International Film Festival; Tro Lai Ngu Thuy (Return to Ngu Thuy), the Excellent Prize at the 3rd Asia-Pacific Film Festival in 1998 and in 1999; Ho Chi Minh - Chan Dung Mot Con Nguoi (Ho Chi Minh –  Portrait of a Personality), the Golden Lotus Prize at the 9th Viet Nam Film Festival and many others.

Behind his beautiful and poetic films is the fate of some people, which moves people. French documentary maker Tatrick Barberis remarked, “Many filmmakers have exploited workers’ life but it is more lively in Le Manh Thich’s film,” after watching the film Duong day len Song Da (Electricity to Da River).

This medal was granted to some internationally famous figures namely the Chinese writer Jin Yong, director Zhang Yimou and the Vietnamese Professor and Musician Tran Van Khe.

Source: TN - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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