Vietnam’s “The Way Station” earns ASEAN film fest awards

11:19 | 08/05/2017 Film - Cinema

“The Way Station”, directed by Hong Anh, has been in the limelight after being announced “best film” at the ASEAN International Film Festival & Awards (AIFFA Award) 2017 in Malaysia on May 6.

"The Way Station" screened for nomination at theAIFFA Award 2017 - Credit: AIFFA Award

The film also won “Best Actor” for Pham Hong Phuoc and “Best Director of Photography” for Ly Thai Dung.

It had record nominations in eight key categories, including best director, best actress, best supporting actor, and best screenplay.

The AIFFA Award saw the competition of 109 entries from across the region this year.

The Way Station is adapted from Do Phuoc Tien’s story titled “Dao cua dan ngu cu” (The Island of Aliens) written in 1992. Famed writer Nguyen Quang Lap wrote the movie script in 1996.

The film takes the audience through the lives of people from around the country who gather in a little village by the sea. It depicts the confusion and uncertainty of their journeys to find happiness and meaning.

It marked actress Hong Anh’s debut in her director role.

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