23/10/2018 09:55 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Vietnamese movie “The Tailor” screened in US

Vietnamese film Co Ba Sai Gon (The Tailor) produced by renowned actress Ngo Thanh Van has been entertaining the audiences at the Regency Theatres Westminster 10 (Goldenwest Westminster) in California, the US.

“The Tailor” is a romantic comedy featuring the culture and lifestyle of Saigonese and the history of Ao Dai (Vietnamese traditional long dress).

It stars Ngo Thanh Van, Ninh Duong Lan Ngoc, Diem My and People’s Artist Hong Van, and was directed by young talents Loc Tran and Kay Nguyen. The film features 3D effects with a soundtrack created by pop singers and bands.

The movie tells the story of a young, arrogant girl named Lan Ngoc in the 1960s.

She was born into a family of tailors who specialised in making ao dai (traditional long dress). She looked down on the career, but by some kind of miracle, travels to the future and meets herself a few decades later.

Ngoc witnesses the tragedy of her family’s trade in the future, which resulted from the fact that she had turned her back on the craft. She then realises the value of the traditional career and learns respect for the long dress.

The Tailor, which was awarded Best Feature Film at the Golden Kite Awards by the Vietnamese Cinema Association in 2017 and has been screened at various international film festivals, including the 22nd Busan International Film Festival in Busan, the Republic of Korea.

The film’s leading character, young actress Lan Ngoc from Ho Chi Minh City, was named Face of Asia at the Asia Star Awards 2017.

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism’s Department of Cinematography has recently decided to send Co Ba Sai Gon to the US’s 91st Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film.