Poet’s biopic competes at film festival
Vietnamese film Long Thanh Cam Gia Ca will bring the story of a love affair between one of Vietnam’s most famous poets and a young singer to the Viet Nam International Film Festival.
Long Thanh Cam Gia Ca will compete against nine other films for the best feature film award, among which is Singapore feature film Sandcastle.
The movie’s scriptwriter, Van Le, said he was inspired by one of To Nhu’s poems to begin work on the feature film. The poem Long Thanh Cam Gia Ca (The Fate of a Songstress in Thang Long) was written by To Nhu while he was the Vietnamese ambassador to China in 1813-14.
The film festival runs until Thursday in Ha Noi and features 68 films from 23 countries which will compete in six main prize categories, including best feature film, best short film, best documentary, best director, best actor and best actress.