US film-makers eye Vietnamese cinema

May 12, 2007


 

Big names from Hollywood, who visited Vietnam from May 8-9 as part of the first-ever American Film Week in Vietnam, showed their interests in the country’s potential for filmmaking due to it’s beautiful scenery and interesting themes.

Tom Pollock, Vice Chairman of the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Vietnamese film makers have taken into greater account the viewing public’s taste as well as profitability.

“It is a good sign for Vietnamese cinema,” said Tom, who was former chairman of Universal Studios.

He also said Vietnam has many modern cinemas.

Director Susannah Grant expressed her wish to study more about Vietnam and Vietnamese cinematography in order to develop cooperative projects between the two countries.

She said she want to watch Vietnamese films that are produced by Vietnamese people because making films about Vietnam requires a deeper understanding of Vietnamese culture.

The US cinematic delegation also included Phil Robinson and Curtis Hanson who are experienced film directors as well as producers William Horberg, Emmanuel Lubezki and Freida Lee. (VNA)

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