Vietnamese film screened at Cannes Film Festival

A new film Toi thay hoa vang tren co xanh (I see yellow flowers on the green grass), directed by Vietnamese American director Victor Vu, will be screened at the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival in May.

The global leading film, television and video sales company, Fortissimo Films has rights to distribute the film which is invested by the State and enterprises, including Galaxy M&E, Saigon Concert and Phuong Nam Film.

There is a new wave of Vietnamese cinema reflecting the energy and dynamism of the society that is in transition. By the introspective story-telling, and cinematic/technical sophistication, Victor Vu encapsulates all of those trends to create the film which will win hearts and minds of cinema-goers around the globe, according to Michael J. Werner, Fortissimo chairman.

The film is based on the hit novel, Toi thay hoa vang tren co xanh (I see yellow flowers on the green grass), by Nguyen Nhat Anh, telling the childhood of two brothers in 1980s.

Anh is a children’s best selling author. His work, Toi thay hoa vang tren co xanh, hit bookstores during its first week of publication and a further 5,000 copies had to be reprinted.

By Tung Khanh – Translated by Kim Khanh

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