Tag Archives: Stephane Gauger

Whenever Vietnamese cinema is discussed, it's often criticized as having "notoriously stiff acting", "horrible script" and "embarrassing special effects". Maybe these criticisms are true but there are many great Vietnamese films upstaged by these bad reputations.

In this article of Vietnamese Cinema, we spotlight 20 films that really deserve more attention. Please note, the first 10 films are made by domestic filmmakers in Vietnam, and the next10 are by overseas Vietnamese called Viet Kieu. ...continue reading

Stephane is one of the Viet Kieu filmmakers. He's directed Cinema Verite like gems such as Owl and Sparrow and Saigon Electric. Sort of like the Dardenne Brothers. Here he passionately talks about what it's like making films in Vietnam. Very insightful lecture. See Video. ...continue reading