17:56 | 08/10/2015 Society
Three Vietnamese films will be presented at the British Film Institute's annual London Film Festival, on October 7-18.
Actress Thuy Anh in Flapping In The Middle of Nowhere by Nguyen Hoang Diep. Photo: bfi.org.uk
The films are short film Mui Huong Nuoc Mam (The Scent of Fish Sauce) by Trinh Dinh Le Minh; motion-picture Dap Canh Giua Khong Trung (Flapping in the Middle of Nowhere) by Nguyen Hoang Diep; and documentary Live From New York by overseas Vietnamese documentarian Bao Nguyen.
The Scent of Fish Sauce will be screened on October 15 and 17 for the Films in Love and Devotion programme.
Flapping in the Middle of Nowhere, meanwhile, is the first feature created by Diep. The movie is a lyrical, enigmatic portrait of a young woman at the crossroads of her life. She is confronted by the struggle to make a decision involving her body as she grapples with the confusing nature of love and lust.
The film won international awards including the 2014 Venice International Film Critic's Week. It also won the awards for Best Director at the 16th International Film Festival Bratislava in Slovakia and Special Prize at the 3rd Hanoi International Film Festival (HANIFF).
It will be screened on October 17 and 18 for the Films in Dare programme.
The documentary Live From New York! was inspired by filmmaker Bao Nguyen's love of the comedy show Saturday Night Live, which ran for 40 years in the US. Filmmaker Bao Nguyen lives in New York.
The documentary will be shown on October 10 and 11 for the Films in Laugh programme. It was screened at the opening ceremony of the Tribeca Independent Film Festival.
The 59th London Film Festival will feature some 238 films from 57 countries and territories./.