Wednesday, 22 Nov 2017

“Red Sky”, French movie – Which is set in Vietnam premiere in July

Updated at Monday, 26 Jun 2017, 11:30
The Hanoitimes - Ciel Rouge (Red Sky), which is set in Vietnam in the early years of the Indochina War and shot entirely in Vietnam’s northern mountainous areas was directed by Olivier Lorelle, will be premiere in mid-July in France and in October in Vietnam.
A scene in Red Sky movie.
A scene in Red Sky movie.
The film tells the story of a French soldier committed to pacifying an unknown country made up of dense forests and spectacular mountains. His ideals collapse when he is forced to torture and kill a young Vietnamese woman, who is fighting for national independence.
In order to escape carrying out his orders he decides to flee with her on an unpredictable journey to the heart of the jungle. Crossing the forests and hiding in breath-taking natural surroundings, the two unlikely partners distance themselves from the world and the war. Left to their own devices, they discover who they really are.
Ciel Rouge’s filming locations include Ba Be Lake in Bac Kan province and the spectacular mountains of Ha Giang province.
Unlike previous French films about the war in Vietnam such as ‘L’Amant’, ‘Dien Bien Phu’ and ‘Indochine’, Vietnam’s striking nature is a major theme and the war is only a background story to accentuate the tale of love between the two main characters.
This is the first collaboration with Olivier Lorelle. Generosity and humanity summarize the work of Olivier. He filmed with two cameras, FX700 and Alpha 7, the sound equipment configuration required for this working method is close to the documentary. According to Olivier, he and his crew had to be light and mobile for this film, which is like a road movie, “walk movie” in the jungle and the Vietnamese mountain.
So he worked with a Sound Devices 788T recorder coupled to an Oktopack equipped with antennas ALP and wireless system Lectrosonics. Sanken COS 11 capsules to connect with two Neumann KM140. Also for issue of high humidity, Shoeps microphone use is not possible in Vietnam.
The film crew, including director Oliver Lorelle, main actress Audre Giacomini and well-known Vietnamese actress Nguyen Thi Chieu Xuan, will hold a talk with the audience in Hanoi on June 28 at the French cultural centre L’Espace.
Mai Nguyen
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