The Hanoitimes - Vietnamese film Father and Son, directed by Luong Dinh Dung, will compete and be screened at the 21st Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) in Tallinn, the capital city of Estonia from November 17 to December 3.
Father and Son is an independent movie adapted from Dung’s short story of the same name, written in 1995. The movie will compete against other foreign films from all over the world in 17 categories.
Father and Son.
The main character in the movie is a little boy named Ca. He lives with his blind father, who has spent his entire life by the river. Ca’s world revolves around the river and everything associated with it, including the animals, flowers and the wooden fish his father carved for him. Ca dreams of one day touching the clouds in the sky and visiting fancy lands like in the fairy tales told by his father. However, Ca suffers from an incurable disease and cannot wait for the day his father has enough money to take him to the doctor.
The film has recently won a number of prizes at prestigious international film festivals such as Best Narrative Feature Film at the DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival; Best Director and Best Cinematographer at the 6th USA Independent Film Festival
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) is an annual film festival held since 1997 in Tallinn, the capital city of Estonia. PÖFF is the only festival in the Nordic and Baltic region with a FIAPF (International Federation of Film Producers Association) accreditation for holding an international competition programme in the Nordic and Baltic region with 14 other non-specialised festivals, such as Berlin, Cannes, Venice, Karlovy Vary, Warsaw and San Sebastian.
With over 250 feature films from more than 75 different countries (2015) screened and over 80000 attendances (2015), PÖFF is one of the biggest film festivals of Northeastern Europe and cultural events in Estonia in the winter season.
The Festival runs three competitive programs - International Competition, The Tridens First Film Competition and The Tridens Estonian Feature competition. The top prize of the festival is the Golden Wolf, given to the director and producer of the best film of the International Competition programme. Also, the festival hosts several non-competitive programmes, including the Screen International Critics' Choice, as well as several retrospectives, a panorama of the best films of the year, and other special programmes.
Source: Nhan Dan