Renowned film director Phillip Noyce arrived in Ho Chi Minh City Thursday to launch the Vietnamese edition of his authorized biography "Backroads to Hollywood."
Since 1995, he has made four trips to Vietnam, a country he was connected with by "fate," as he told Thanh Nien.
"Backroads to Hollywood," written by Ingo Petzke, records the story of Noyce, one of Australia's most prolific and respected filmmakers, in the period of 2000-2004.
Besides introducing the book, Noyce will also attend other activities such as conferences and talk shows to share his movie-making experiences.
He said the Vietnamese film industry has much potential thanks to the country's long-standing culture and many modern issues it is facing. The most important problem with the industry, however, is finding investments for filmmaking.
"This is what I will discuss with local directors and producers," he told Thanh Nien.
"I want to contribute more to the Vietnamese movie industry," he said.
Dead Calm, The Bone Collector, Catch a Fire, The Quiet American and Salt are among the movies that contribute to making the name Phillip Noyce familiar with a Vietnamese audience.