Update: 16:32 | 08/05/2018
“Angel Face”, a film invested and co-produced by Vietnamese artist Ly Nha Ky, will vie for the prize at the Cannes Film Festival which will take place in France from May 8-19.
Ly Nha Ky (R) and Marion Cotillard - the star of “Angel Face” (Photo: VNA).
The film festival will not only bring Vietnamese cinema closer to the international friends but also help popularise the country’s tourism and culture.
After vying for the Un Certain Regard (A Certain Glance) award, which is presented to international films that tell stories in non-traditional ways, “Angel Face” will be screened at cinemas worldwide soon.
“Angel Face” was directed by merging director Vanessa Filho and stars Marion Cotillard, the only actress to ever have won an Academy Award for a French-speaking role.
Besides, “Glorious Ashes” directed by renowned Vietnamese director Bui Thac Chuyen will be present at the most prestigious film festival in the world.
The film has been adapted from two short stories, namely Cui Muc Troi Ve (Floating Rotten Wood) and Tro Tan Ruc Ro (Glorious Ashes), by writer Nguyen Ngoc Tu. It features the fates of three women in a poor rural area and the means they adopt to keep their men.
The scene in the Angel face.
The film is among 15 projects selected by the festival’s organizing board to be introduced in “The
Earlier, it won a 15,000 USD prize in the Asian Project Market in the framework of the Busan Film Festival in October 2017.
Chuyen, born in 1968, has been popular with “Choi