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Vietnamese Cinema

by Nguyen Thai Vi
Films 30
Comments 6
Followers 155

The cinema of Vietnam originates in the 1920s, and has largely been shaped by wars that have been fought in the country from the 1940s to the 1970s. Better known Vietnamese language films include Cyclo, The Scent of Green Papaya and Vertical Ray of the Sun, all by French-trained Việt Kiều director Trần Anh Hùng. In recent years, as Vietnam’s film industry has modernized and moved beyond government-backed propaganda films, contemporary Vietnamese filmmakers have gained a wider audience with films such as Mùa len trâu (Buffalo Boy), Gái nhảy (Bar Girls) (sic), Áo lụa Hà Đông (The white silk dress) (sic), Mười (Ten) (sic) and Journey...

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