Vietnamese director to join International Film Festival in France

10:07 26/10/2016
Vietnamese director Dang Nhat Minh is one of three global filmmakers to be honored at the 36th Amiens International Film Festival (FIFAM), taking place from November 11 to 19 in Amiens, France.

Minh is perhaps the most famous Vietnamese artist to take the global stage since the country’s reunification in 1975. He is also the first Vietnamese director to receive a retrospective program at the international film festival for his filmography, which includes When The Tenth Month Comes (1984); The Return (1994); Season of Guavas (2000) and Don’t Burn (2009).

Director Dang Nhat Minh. Photo:

"Minh is the only Vietnamese contemporary film director deserving of this sort of international film festival recognition," said Vietnamese-French director Le Lam, who suggested the festival organizers choose Minh alongside Frenchman Louis Malle and American Douglas Trumbull.

"His eight films are very Vietnamese, and these characteristics will help foreign audiences get to know the Vietnamese people and country. Of course, the films also showcase Minh’s world-class artistry and creativity".

The festival will also host a master class on Vietnamese cinema with presentations by Minh and Lam.

All the films were formatted digitally by the Vietnam Film Institution with funding from the Vietnam Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.