Furie is drenched in mostly purple. On a physical level, purple is the color of bruises. Culturally, purple symbolizes tenderness and fragility to the Vietnamese. In Furie, Ngo Thanh Van plays a mother who carries both qualities. Essentially, the whole movie is a long chase sequence where the main character gets bruised up a lot.
September 2018 is full of inspirational stories about Vietnamese people in the world of Vietnamese cinema - a marathon runner with a disability, a "Bụi đời" in Black Panther, a manual laborer with ambition, and a Vietnamese billionaire who shares her opinion on Crazy Rich Asians. ...continue reading "September 2018 Vietnamese Cinema: BoJack Horseman, An Uncrazy Rich Asian, The Third Wife, The Tailor, and more…"
If there is a single image that symbolizes Vietnam, it would be a woman wearing an Áo Dài (a Vietnamese traditional dress) with a Nón Lá (an Asian conical hat). In recent memory, there were three major campaigns promoting Áo Dài. The first was the launch of an Ao Dai collection by Thuy Design House for Vietnam's 2017 International Fashion Week. The second was at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival's closing ceremony where celebrities had on the outfits. Lastly, the release of Ngô Thanh Vân (Veronica Ngo)'s film Cô Ba Sài Gòn (The Tailor) aiming to educate young viewers on the origin of the iconic dress. ...continue reading "Who is Cô Ba Trà? Cô Ba Sài Gòn (The Tailor) Film Review"
Who is Loan Tran? The Crazy Rich Asian is a Vietnamese gay man? 500 Movies screened in 1 film festival? Netflix will love you long time. Plus, save the rhinos! ...continue reading "August 2018 Vietnamese Film News: Loan Tran, Lana Condor, Henry Golding, Rhinos, and more…"
Women rule the world of Vietnamese cinema while Mẹ Nấm (Mother Mushroom) suffers horrid prison condition. Plus, who is The Unquiet American? Read more to find out! ...continue reading "July 2018 Vietnamese Film News: Mother Mushroom, Mẹ Nấm, The Unquiet American, and more…"
News in the world of Vietnamese cinema has been on a roller coaster during June 2018 with headlines ranging from the insignificantly lukewarm to utterly despicable to very exciting and hopeful. ...continue reading "June 2018 Vietnamese Film News: Kelly Marie Tran, Victor Vu, Veronica Ngo, and more…"
Top Headlines for Vietnamese Cinema in May 2018 ...continue reading "May 2018 Vietnamese Film News: Animation, Veronica Ngo, Furie, Đả Nữ, Cannes, and more…"
People say "the child is the father of the man." In Tâm Hồn Mẹ (Mother's Soul), the child is the mother of the woman. ...continue reading "Must See Vietnamese Film For Mother’s Day: Tâm Hồn Mẹ (Mother’s Soul) Film Review"
Top Headlines for Vietnamese Cinema in March 2018. ...continue reading "March 2018 Vietnamese Cinema Vblog: Prankster, 123Movies, Ao Dai, VIFF and more…"