18:28 | 28/07/2015 Entertainment
A Vietnamese short film titled The Scent of Fish Sauce was screened on July 16-26 at the 19th Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BiFan 2015) in the Republic of Korea.
Stage director Trinh Dinh Le Minh
The 23-minute film directed by young director Trinh Dinh Le Minh tells a romance between a Vietnamese nurse and a young American male patient.
Mai, a Vietnamese nurse, is hired to take care of an injured American man. After turning him on to the secret pleasures of Vietnamese cooking, Mai's romantic dreams take a strange turn.
The film was made in eight days in 2014 with Ly Bao Tram taking the starring role. Tram has lived in the US for eight years. She is a nurse with innate acting abilities.
Stage director Trinh Dinh Le Minh, 29 years old, graduated from Ho Chi Minh City Cinema and Theatre College. He won a Fulbright scholarship and got a MA degree after three years of study in the University of Texas at Austin.
After BiFan 2015, The Scent of Fish Sauce will take part in the 59th BFI London Film Festival held in the UK this October. A short-film channel in Europe has made an offer to buy the film. Film Director Minh also planned to distribute it on Vimeo and iTunes./.