War films: Time to let go

War films: Time to let go

Since the Tet films this year are again too bad, I’ll talk about Nhung nguoi viet huyen thoai ...

Quest for cultural markers

Quest for cultural markers

Acknowledge similarities first, then find distinct cultural traits, resident critic advises Vietnamese filmmakers

Best of the best

Best of the best

Our movie critic names the three best films to have won the Golden Lotus over 40...

The ultimate handshake

The ultimate handshake

You can see movie director Ha Son is not a big fan of Vietnamese culture. He says it is ...

A breath of real life

A breath of real life

Documentaries made by a younger generation of filmmakers provide gritty glimpses into reality

Hard sell or hard to sell?

Hard sell or hard to sell?

Luu Huynh's latest movie, Lay chong nguoi ta (In the Name of Love), a tragic love story involving one...

Lessons from a master

Lessons from a master

Independent directors could learn two things from Dang Nhat Minh: how to project hope but also...