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BiDungSoBack in November 2013 there was an article from Than Nien News on an interview with Dang Di Phan, the director of Bi, Don’t Be Afraid – an acclaimed Vietnamese art film. In the interview, he revealed some current challenges faced by the fledgling Vietnamese film industry.  One of which is the lack of support for young film directors. Follow the link to read the full interview. ...continue reading "The Future of Vietnamese Cinema – Young Filmmakers"

I want to start this post with this wonderful film that compliments the talking points. Shot on a DSLR. A simple yet creative story, single location, few actors. Lots of soul.

I love reading the monthly column Through The Lens of Thanh Nien News by Do Thi Linh. This month she criticizes Vietnamese filmmakers' reliance on technology to make/or not to make films.  ...continue reading "Poor But No Less Cinematic – A Tale From Van Phuc Village"

In this really profound article from the Thanh Niên Daily, she suggests Vietnamese filmmakers ways to establish cultural identity in their films amid the struggling industry. ...continue reading "Cinematic Wisdom From Do Thuy Linh- Quest for cultural markers"

through the lensThe only film critic that I know in Vietnam who writes in English and has a background in Screenwriting is Do Thuy Linh. Some of the most insightful articles about Vietnamese cinema are authored by her.  Each month she publishes an article on Vietnamese Cinema at Thanh Nien News under a column called Through The Lens. ...continue reading "Do Thuy Linh – Vietnamese Film Critic and Commentator"