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Father and Son - Vietnam movie to compete in Oscars 2018

Updated at Thursday, 14 Sep 2017, 12:24
The Hanoitimes - The movie "Cha cong con" (Father and Son) directed/scripted by Vietnamese director Luong Dinh Dung will join the 90th Annual Oscar Academy Awards.
A scene in Father and Son movie.
A scene in Father and Son movie.
The script for the film was inspired by Dung’s own experiences when he wrote Father and Son in 1995. 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 touching the clouds and of visiting the fancy fairy tale lands described 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 movie was filmed in cities and provinces throughout the country, including Ha Giang, Quang Binh, Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi in 80 days with the participation of People’s Artists-cameraman Ly Thai Dung, Korean musician Lee Dong Jun and French film editor Julie Béziau
The film has been honored with a number of awards at prestigious international film festivals around the world, including the Best Picture Award at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2017, Best Foreign Feature and Special Jury Award for Outstanding Cinematography at the 26th Arizona International Film Festival in Tucson, Arizona; the award for the best storyline at the 15th Boston International Film Festival from April 13 – 17 in Massachusetts; Best Cinematography award at the 17th Milano International Film Festival of Italy.
Previously, Father and Son received the Indie Spirit Best Storyline award at the 15th Boston International Film Festival in April, which saw the participation of over 3,200 movies from around the world.
The Academy Awards or The Oscars is an annual American awards ceremony honoring cinematic achievements in the film industry. The awards was first presented in 1929, its ceremony was first televised in 1953. The Academy Awards ceremony is widely considered to be the most prestigious cinema awards ceremony in the world.
Ha Phuong
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