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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"

Although Vietnamese films are often criticized for the stiff acting, poor script, and bad special effects, there are many great films from Vietnam upstaged by these bad reputations.

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 next 10 are by overseas Vietnamese called Viet Kieu. ...continue reading "Ultimate Must See Vietnamese Films Directed by Domestic & Overseas Filmmakers 2017"

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 "Stephane Gauger Discusses Filmmaking in Vietnam and beyond…"