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My child, my soul

Nguyen Trong Doan poses with one of his ceramic works at his house in Hanoi Nguyen Trong Doan did what was unthinkable to most: in a country where ceramic art goes back thousands of years, he dared to make a clean break with tradition and created his own style of pottery. The reward? His ceramics are named for him. Doan ... Read More »

Hue goes to town on its heritage

Visitors to an exhibition featuring sculptor, painter Le Ba Dang’s new creations at Le Ba Dang Art Museum in Hue last August. Dang, who was born in the province of Quang Tri in 1921, but has lived in France since 1939, decided to donate most of his works to Hue to be displayed at the museum, located at 15 Le ... Read More »

Hue goes to town on its heritage

Visitors to an exhibition featuring sculptor, painter Le Ba Dang’s new creations at Le Ba Dang Art Museum in Hue last August. Dang, who was born in the province of Quang Tri in 1921, but has lived in France since 1939, decided to donate most of his works to Hue to be displayed at the museum, located at 15 Le ... Read More »

Japan museum finds oldest diplomatic letter sent from Vietnam

The oldest diplomatic letter sent from Vietnam to Japan in 1591 that the Kyushu National Museum recently found. Photo: Kyushu National Museum   A Japanese museum has found what is thought to be the first diplomatic letter sent from Vietnam to Japan, which expresses a strong desire to have trade with that country.   Tong Quoc Hung, deputy director of the Hoi An town Department ... Read More »

Japan museum finds oldest diplomatic letter sent from Vietnam

The oldest diplomatic letter sent from Vietnam to Japan in 1591 that the Kyushu National Museum recently found. Photo: Kyushu National Museum   A Japanese museum has found what is thought to be the first diplomatic letter sent from Vietnam to Japan, which expresses a strong desire to have trade with that country.   Tong Quoc Hung, deputy director of the Hoi An town Department ... Read More »

Match thy neighbors

A poster of the latest Vietnamese release, Le Bao Trung’s horror comedy Biet chet lien I often hold up the best of Hollywood such as Woody Allen and Quentin Tarantino for the standards that Vietnamese filmmakers should aspire to. But as a reader recently reminded me, local filmmakers don’t really have to look to the west for lessons; they can ... Read More »

Match thy neighbors

A poster of the latest Vietnamese release, Le Bao Trung’s horror comedy Biet chet lien I often hold up the best of Hollywood such as Woody Allen and Quentin Tarantino for the standards that Vietnamese filmmakers should aspire to. But as a reader recently reminded me, local filmmakers don’t really have to look to the west for lessons; they can ... Read More »

Unedited version of gangster flick banned in Vietnam goes viral online

 A scene from “Bui doi Cho Lon” (Life on Chinatown’s Streets). The action movie, which was banned from distribution in Vietnam on June 7, has gone viral online. One month after being banned from distribution in Vietnam, a full unedited version of a violent action movie about gangs in Ho Chi Minh City’s Chinatown has gone viral online. An 87-minute video ... Read More »

Unedited version of gangster flick banned in Vietnam goes viral online

 A scene from “Bui doi Cho Lon” (Life on Chinatown’s Streets). The action movie, which was banned from distribution in Vietnam on June 7, has gone viral online. One month after being banned from distribution in Vietnam, a full unedited version of a violent action movie about gangs in Ho Chi Minh City’s Chinatown has gone viral online. An 87-minute video ... Read More »

S. Korean cinema stars to judge Vietnam metro filmmaking contest

South Korean director Kim Ji Hoon and actress Han Ga In Well-known South Korean actress Han Ga In and director Kim Ji Hoon will arrive in Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday to attend in the final round of a local filmmaking class. On July 10, the director will give a talk on his experiences in the movie industry at the Saigon International ... Read More »