Casting for first Vietnamese superhero movie, Vinaman

Candidates auditioning for the Vietnamese superhero had to pass several rounds of fitness tests. Photo courtesy of Studio 88 HCM CITY — Producer Ngô Thanh Vân and her team from... Read more »

Northern actors go southwards

by Trần Hoàng Nam Many famed actors in the north have recently worked with film producers in the south on film projects, an encouraging sign according to many fans. They... Read more »

Manzi to host cineconcert

‘Refraction’ is a musical concert in combination with cinema screening. HÀ NỘI — A musical concert in combination with a cinema screening will be held on Saturday night at Manzi... Read more »

Driving kids’ dreams of health and happiness

A WISH: The young patient in the film Bắt Lấy Điều Ước (Dreamcatcher) hopes to help others reach their dreams. – Photo courtesy of the National Institute of Haematology and... Read more »

Local cinemas urge VN film producers to release new films

The film Ròm returned to cinemas on Friday after being delayed a few times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo HCM CITY — Representatives of the country’s leading cinemas... Read more »

TV series honouring firefighters’ hardship to be on air

Students of the University of Fire Prevention and Fighting participate in a scene. Photo courtesy of the university HÀ NỘI — The dangerous work carried out by firefighters will be... Read more »

L’Espace to host Fashion Film Week

A scene from the Vietnamese drama movie Tấm Cám: The Untold Story that will be presented during the Fashion Film Week 2020 in Hà Nội. Photo courtesy of BHD HÀ... Read more »

Film distributors seek fresh blood to revive Vietnam cinema

Local film distributors are calling on movie producers to release new material to counter the post-Covid-19 lull. Read more »

Emerging actor’s efforts recognised

Artist Xuân Nghị at the VTV awards ceremony. Photo HCM City-based Xuân Nghị won the Impressive Actor award at the VTV Awards 2020. His role in Nhà Trọ Ba... Read more »

Francophone Film Week presents award-winning movies

Mya Bollaers (as Lola) and Benoît Magimel (as Phillip, Lola’s father) seen in Lola vers la mer (Encounter). The movie will open the Francophone Film Week 2020 on September 23.... Read more »

Drama is Vietnam’s entry at Busan film festival

"Chi Chi Em Em" (Sister Sister) is Vietnam's official entry at the Busan International Film Festival in South Korea this year. Read more »

Award-winning movie gets premiere date at last

A scene from Ròm – the first Vietnamese film win the top award in the ‘New Currents’ section in the Busan International Film Festival. The movie is set to have... Read more »

Covid-19 horror show continues for Vietnam cinemas

A dearth of releases and Covid-19 fears keep audiences away from cinemas, which are hoping for a revival after a long ordeal. Read more »

Documentary film about President Ho Chi Minh’s life and career screened in Canada

The Canada-Vietnam Friendship Association (CVFS) organized to screen documentary film about President Ho Chi Minh’s life and career and the path to independence and freedom of Vietnamese people in a... Read more »

Veteran actor passes away, aged 90

Veteran actor Trần Phương, who starred in Việt Nam’s classic film Vợ Chồng A Phủ (A Phủ and His Wife), passed away on Wednesday in Hà Nội, aged 90. Photo... Read more »

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ director will be taking your questions

Peter Ramsey, the first black director to ever win the Oscar for Best Animated Feature for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, will be the next guest at the PreVIEW Conference on... Read more »

Timid restart for US cinemas

Unhinged is the first film to gross over $1 million in the US and Canada in a single weekend since March. — Photo Unhinged Movie Facebook NEW YORK — The... Read more »

Berlin film fest to drop sex distinctions in awards

This photo shows the Silver Bear awards of Berlin Film Festival. — Photo Berlinale – Berlin International Film Festival Facebook BERLIN — There will be no more separate Silver Bear... Read more »

‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ set for gritty reboot: reports

A gritty drama reboot of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” is reportedly set to be executive produced by its original star Will Smith. — AFP/VNA Photo NEW YORK — The... Read more »

Baby’s back: New ‘Dirty Dancing’ movie confirmed

US actress Jennifer Grey will star in a new “Dirty Dancing” movie. — AFP/VNA Photo LOS ANGELES — A new Dirty Dancing movie is in development, with Jennifer Grey expected... Read more »

Việt Nam Film Festival may be held online

Director Lương Đình Dũng (centre) works on the scene of action film 578. It’s scheduled to hit the cinemas at the end of this year. — Photo courtesy of himself... Read more »

‘Go ahead, make my day,’ Clint Eastwood tells CBD retailers in lawsuits

Director and actor Clint Eastwood (pictured November 2019) said in one of the lawsuits that three CBD companies used fake news articles featuring photos of Eastwood and attributing quotes to... Read more »

Superman actor Henry Cavill clears 7 million views building a beefy gaming PC

Actor Henry Cavill has uploaded a five-minute video of himself putting together a high-end gaming PC over the course of several hours, which logged three million views through his own... Read more »

Vietnamese short of Mekong 2030 Anthology to be screened at Locarno film festival

A scene from The Unseen River directed by Phạm Ngọc Lân. — Photo courtesy of MEKONG 2030 project HÀ NỘI — The Unseen River directed by Phạm Ngọc Lân will... Read more »

Winslet to be honored at Toronto film festival in September

Actress Kate Winslet is one of the best and most respected actresses of her generation. Photo MONTREAL — British actress Kate Winslet will be honoured with the Tribute Actor... Read more »

Hollywood’s De Niro, Freeman ask Americans to wear face masks

Robert De Niro is among celebrities asking Americans to wear face masks to fight COVID-19. — Photo NEW YORK — Robert De Niro wants you to wear a mask.... Read more »

ASEAN Film Week 2020 to screen nine films

The poster of the Vietnamese Hạnh Phúc Của Mẹ (Mother’s Happiness) which will be screened at the opening ceremony of the ASEAN Film Week 2020. — Photo HÀ NỘI... Read more »

Johnny Depp staff defend actor in London libel trial

Johnny Depp is pictured arriving at the High Court in London. — Photo LONDON — Employees of Hollywood star Johnny Depp during his rocky marriage to ex-wife Amber Heard... Read more »

Charlize Theron lauds Vietnamese actress

Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron called Vietnamese starlet Ngo Thanh Van “amazing” in a behind-the-scenes recording for “The Old Guard.” Read more »

‘Glee’ star Naya Rivera feared drowned as search resumes at US lake

Rivera starred for six seasons in Glee, the wildly popular musical television series set in a US high school that ended in 2015. — Photo Naya Rivera Facebook LOS ANGELES... Read more »

Busan film festival winner to finally hit Vietnamese screens

Set for a July 31 release, Vietnamese film 'Rom', grand prize winner at Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) 2019, has finally debuted its trailer. Read more »

Pirated film sites face doomsday in Vietnam

Many sites hosting uncopyrighted films have witnessed a decline in user numbers as paid services boasting better quality slowly gain popularity among movie lovers. Read more »

Kaepernick teams with Disney for racial injustice programmes

Colin Kaepernick has not played in the NFL since the 2016 season after starting his protest movement. — Photo Colin Kaepernick Facebook LOS ANGELES — Former NFL player Colin Kaepernick... Read more »

Vietnam in Western cinema: Vietnamese must tell their own stories

Editor’s note: Le Hong Lam is a journalist, film critic, and author based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. This op-ed was  and published in the June 22, 2020 issue of the Tuoi... Read more »

Taiwanese movies to be screened in Hà Nội

The poster of Cloudy (2017) by director Wang Ming-Tai. — Photo courtesy of the organisers HÀ NỘI — Award-winning Taiwanese films with the theme ‘All about Love’ will kick off... Read more »

New Woody Allen film to open Spanish film festival

Woody Allen’s new film ‘Rifkin’s Festival’ will premier in San Sebastian where it was shot last year. — AFP/VNA Photo MADRID — Woody Allen’s new romantic comedy Rifkin’s Festival, is... Read more »

Japanese fund invests US$8m into cinema group

Betacineplex has attracted more cinemagoers with cheap prices of VNĐ50,000 per ticket (over US$2). — Photo HÀ NỘI — Beta Media has officially signed a contract to receive US$8... Read more »

First TV series about judges screened

A scene in the series Lựa Chọn Số Phận (Choosing the Fate), the first TV series about the work of judges. — Photos courtesy of VFC HÀ NỘI — Lựa... Read more »

‘That ‘70s Show’ actor Masterson charged with multiple rapes

Danny Masterson (pictured 2008) has denied charges of sexual assault in the past. — AFP/VNA Photo LOS ANGELES — US actor and Scientologist Danny Masterson has been charged with raping... Read more »

Sky Tour leads box office

Tùng meets his fans on the first day screening his documentary Sky Tour on June 12 in CGV Sư Vạn Hạnh in HCM City. Photos HCM CITY – A... Read more »