Actress Ngoc Thanh Tam who landed the lead role in the film also grabbed the Special Jury Award for Best Actress.
Another Vietnamese film, Co Ba Sai Gon (Miss Saigon) by directors Tran Buu Loc and Kay Nguyen won the Best Costume award.
This year the Vietnamese movie industry presented five movies at the film fest, including Co Ba Sai Gon (Miss Saigon), Dao cua dan ngu cu (The Island of Aliens or The Way Station), Co gai den tu hom qua (The girl from yesterday) by director Phan Gia Nhat Linh, Khi Con La Nha (When You're Home) by director Vu Ngoc Dang and Em Chua 18 (Jailbait) directed by Le Thanh Son.
The film, “Dao cua dan ngu cu” (The Island of Aliens or The Way Station) by director Hong Anh was honored with the Special Jury Prize at the Eurasia International Film Festival 2017.
The Way Station was also honored with the “Best film” Award and also won “Best Actor” for Pham Hong Phuoc and “Best Director of Photography” for People’s Artists Ly Thai Dung at the ASEAN International Film Festival & Awards (AIFFA Award) 2017 in Malaysia. It also was screened at the Vietnam Night in the 70th Cannes Film Festival and during Vietnamese movie week in Spain in May, 2017.
The movie is adapted from writer Do Phuoc Tien’s story titled “Dao cua dan ngu cu” (The Island of Aliens) depicting the confusion and uncertainty of the characters in their journey to look for happiness and the meaning of life.
Actress Ngoc Thanh Tam receives the Special Jury Award for Best Actress.
Actress and film producer Truong Ngoc Anh has received an invitation to serve on the jury of the 58th Asia-Pacific Film Festival .