Vietnamese Film Attracts Hollywood Through South Korean Support
Derek Nguyen's expertly paced horror film The Housemaid (Cô Haû Gaí) is getting an American remake. The screenplay will be written by Geoffrey Fletcher, the first African American who won a Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar for Lee Daniels's Precious. ...continue reading "January 2018 Vietnamese Cinema Vblog: Stephane Gauger, The Housemaid, Vietnamese Ancient History"
1) Trinh T. Minh Ha's Forgetting Vietnam asks us "what do we remember or know about Vietnam?"
Trinh T. Minh Ha's 2015 film Forgetting Vietnam screens at Tate Modern on December 1st, 2017. One of the most interesting aspects of the film is its recalling of an ancient myth on the creation of the country and its influence on the reality of Vietnamese society. The film also has interviews of local Vietnamese about remembering its history and its present geopolitical importance. Visually, the use of analog and digital video is to imply a progression from the old to the new. Forgetting Vietnam aims to revitalized the unspoken Vietnamese history and culture which are often numbed by the trauma of war and colonization. ...continue reading "December 2017 Vietnamese Cinema Vblog: Disaster Artist, Hong Chau, and The Propeller Group…"