Today: 20/03/2023 16:29:08 (GMT+7)

Vietnamese film in running for top prize at European festival

Vietnamese action flick "578 Magnum" has been selected to compete in the Grand Prix for the Best Film Awards at the 26th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (POFF) in Estonia.

According to the film's production company, "578 Magnum" is also the first Vietnamese action film to compete at this international film festival, which is slated for Nov. 11-27.

Vietnamese film,  top prize, European festival, Vietnamese action flick, 578 Magnum, Grand Prix, Best Film Awards

A teaser poster of "578 Mangum".

The film is set to vie in the Grand Prix for the Best Film Awards, which has a total grant of 20,000 euro.

Directed by Luong Dinh Hung, it tells the story of a father who works as a container truck driver hunting down the underground criminals who kidnaped his daughter.

In addition to competing at this year's POFF, he said the film will take part in 11 more international film festivals from November 2022 to May 2023, including in South Korea and India.

After its domestic release in May, the film performed poorly at local box offices and received mixed reviews from critics and audiences.

It earned a mere VND3.4 billion (over $144,500) though it reportedly cost VND60 billion to make.

Although it did not achieve the expected revenue back home, from the end of November, the film will be released in nine countries around the world and is expected to rake in VND20 billion.

Hung revealed that the script for part two of the movie has been completed but didn't specify the official shooting schedule.

Founded in 1997, POFF is one of the biggest film festivals in northern Europe. It is one of only 15 international film events to receive accreditation from Federation Internationale des Associations de Producteurs de Films.

The festival screens around 250 features and more than 300 shorts and animations each year.

Ninh Binh among 12 coolest Asian filming locations: US travel magazine
Ninh Binh Province where Hollywood movie 'Kong: Skull Island' was filmed in 2016 is one of the 12 "coolest filming locations" in Asia, according to U.S. magazine Travel+Leisure.
Vietnamese films introduced in Venezuela
A Vietnamese film week took place in the Tulio Febres Cordero culture centre in Mérida state, Venezuela from July 15-20.
Hanoi International Film Festival 2022 to take place in November
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has approved plans to organise the 6th Hanoi International Film Festival (HANIFF), which is scheduled to take place in Hanoi in mid-November.
VN feature films compete at Golden Kite Awards
Eleven feature films are nominated for Best Feature Film at the 19th annual Golden Kite Awards organised by the Vietnam Cinematography Association. 
Vietnamese director wins award for short film at Cannes
Mai Vu, director of the short animated film 'Spring Roll Dream', has won the Lights On Women award at the Cannes Film Festival.

Source: VnExpress

Vietnamese film, top prize, European festival, Vietnamese action flick, 578 Magnum, Grand Prix, Best Film Awards
New comment has just been added. Click here
Sort:NewBest News