Movie “The Life of Yen” wins highest prizes at int’l film festival

The movie Cuoc Doi Cua Yen (The Life of Yen) directed by Dinh Tuan Vu won the Grand Festival Prize at the World Premieres Film Festival in the Philippines on July 3.

               A scene in the film , The life of Yen

The film produced by the Vietnam Feature Film Studio is about the life of a 10-year-old girl and her marriage arranged by her parents.

Last year “The Life of Yen” earned five prizes at the 19th Vietnam Film Festival 2015, including the Silver Lotus Award, Best Actress, Best film cameraman, Best production designer and Best film music.

Vietnam is the “Country of Honor” in the 9th World Premieres Film Festival 2016 (WPFF) slated from June 29 up to July 11 in the Philippines’ Maniala. As plan, eight contemporary Vietnamese films would be screened throughout the festival, including Trung So (Jackpot), My Nhan (The beauty),Nhung Dua Con Cua Lang (Children of the Village), Toi Thay Hoa Vang Tren Co Xanh (I See Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass or Dear Brother), Nuoc 2030 (Water 2030), Tren Dinh Binh Yen (On the Top of Peacefulness), Nha Tien Tri (The Prophet), 12 Chom Sao: Ve Duong Cho Huou Chay (12 Constellations: Draw Lines For the Deer Run Means Nothing).

The WPFF celebrates the power and magic of film by showcasing the works of film directors across the globe. Featuring a dazzling array of human narratives, cultural diversities, and social issues, the festival provides a unique opportunity for filmmakers to reach new audiences in the Philippines, and launch their international premieres in Asia’s rapidly growing film climate. This year’s event attracts over 60 international films.

By Mai An – Translated by Kim Khanh

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