Film industry in the spotlight
Filmmakers and critics gathered in three workshops within the framework of the first Viet Nam International Film Festival yesterday to discuss and encourage the development of the domestic film industry.
The director of the Singapore International Film Festival, Phillip Cheah, suggested that Vietnamese filmmakers listen to and exchange more with their audiences.
South Korean film critic Cho Bockrey said she loved watching Vietnamese films but used to feel that the local cinema environment was very out-of-date.
“I’ve watched several films by director Dang Nhat Minh and met some filmmakers,” Cho said. “I feel that the Vietnamese film industry is similar to the Korean industry about 20 years ago.”