“Floating Lives” comes to American students

Published: 25/04/2011 05:00



VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnamese movie “Canh Dong Bat Tan” (Floating Lives) was introduced at eight well known universities in the US, at the invitation of the Institute of Vietnam Culture and Education, a New York-based non-profit organization.

“Floating Lives is a beautiful, very beautiful movie!” commented American lecturer Erik Harms after watching the film.

Harms said he had watched many movies about Vietnam, but most of them featured the Vietnam War. “Floating Lives” is interesting because it is about the normal life of people in southern Vietnam.

The movie by director Nguyen Phan Quang Binh was screened at eight universities, such as Pennsylvania, Princeton, New York, Yale, Brown, California and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from April 6-17. The shows attracted many Vietnamese American and American students and lecturers. After the shows, director Quang Binh and leading actors talked with the audiences.

The film crew also participated in the fifth ViFF in California from April 7-17. Actor Dustin Nguyen and actress Do Thi Hai Yen won the Best Actor and the Best Actress titles.

Earlier, “Floating Lives” was presented at the New Voices from Vietnam, held by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, on November 5-11, 2010. In six months, this movie has participated in three events in the US.

The film content is around the miserable fate of Vo family members who spend a nomadically drifting life. Everyone has their own sentiments to be sympathized. The father named Vo (Dustin Nguyen) has his deep insides hurt that he can not tell anyone, including his two children. His pain of being betrayed by his wife is too ultimate for his self-love that he blames all on his little young daughter Nuong (Lan Ngoc) and the son Dien (Vo Thanh Hoa).

“Floating Lives” crew met with US audiences:

Actress Do Hai Yen was interviewed at ViFF.

Actor Dustin Nguyen at VIFF.

Dustin Nguyen, his wife (sitting) and friends in the US. Photo: Tommy Su, Snapit Studio.

Dustin Nguyen was interviewed.

Actress Kieu Chinh presented the Best Actor Award to Dustin Nguyen.

Actress Kieu Chinh (right) presented the Best Actress Award to Do Hai Yen

at the closing ceremony of the Vietnam International Film Festival (ViFF)

in California on April 17. Photo: Tommy Su, Snapit Studio.

Vietnamese American director Victor Vu at VIFF.

Director Nguyen Phan Quang Binh at the New York University.

Director Quang Binh (left) and actress Do Hai Yen (middle) at the Yale University.

Director Nguyen Phan Quang Binh (fifth from the right) and Vietnamese

tudents at the Princeton University. Photo: Tommy Su, Snapit Studio.

Source: VNE

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