Vietnamese film wins Best Foreign Film Award in Japan

by Hung Nguyen13 October 2017 Last updated at 00:00 AM

A scene in the film Chiều Ngang Qua Phố Cũ (Walking on Old Street in the Afternoon).
A scene in the film Chiều Ngang Qua Phố Cũ (Walking on Old Street in the Afternoon).

VTV.vn - Chiều Ngang Qua Phố Cũ (Walking on the Old Street in the Afternoon) by director Trinh Lê Phong has won the Best Foreign Film award at the Tokyo International Film Festival.

Director Trinh Le Phong and actress Minh Trang will go to the Japanese capital to receive the award and attend the film festival from Oct 25th to 27th.

Chiều Ngang Qua Phố Cũ  tells the story of a family living in Hà Nội’s Old Quarter, and reflects on how socioeconomic changes have created a generational divide and altered family relationships. When the siblings grow up and have their own families, they become selfish and conflicts over financial interests separate the family members.


It has been announced as the winner of the Special Award for Foreign Drama at the 11th International Drama Festival in Tokyo, Japan.

It has been announced as the winner of the Special Award for Foreign Drama at the 11th International Drama Festival in Tokyo, Japan.

Director Phong said he and all members of the film crew felt happy and proud when they received news of the award, which they shared with friends on Facebook.

“It’s not only a film, it’s a story of a family in Hà Nội. It’s such a universal theme that each one of us can find a part of our family,” Phong said.

The annual Tokyo International Film Festival is one of the 12 major film festivals in the world and the largest in Asia. The event focuses on and supports Asian films and fosters new directors from all over the world. This is the first time that Vietnam has won a prize at the festival.

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