Vietnamese feature film in competition at the Busan International Film Festival | Culture – Sports


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Hanoi (VNA) – “Mien Ky Uc“(Country of memory), a movie of director Bui Kim Quy, will represent Vietnam to participate in this year’s Busan International Film Festival in the Republic of Korea next month.

Rated C16 (for viewers aged 16 and over), the Vietnamese film will compete for the New Currents Prize against 10 others from countries including Iran, Japan, the Republic of Korea and India. There will be three public screenings and fan meetings during the festival.

According to the official festival website, Memoryland opens with the death of a mother. Although his heartbeat stops, his conscience continues to worry about and bless his son. Her neighbor digs a grave near the house in the field for her, but the son insists on cremation. Since he doesn’t get much inheritance, he has to be careful budgeting for the funeral.

Another man is killed in an accident on a construction site. His wife suddenly becomes a widow, but decides to travel to her husband’s hometown to bury him and comfort his soul. Her relatives, however, doubt her sincerity, as she is still young and beautiful. Ultimately, attitudes toward death are determined by how the living receive it. You cannot force anyone to miss someone and live with a debt of memory. In the end, the film is content to reveal the truth that no one can escape it.

Kim Quy Bui is a screenwriter and director who specialized in screenwriting at the Academy of Theater and Cinema in Hanoi. Prior to her directorial debut, she wrote several feature film scripts.

His first feature film, The Inseminator (2014), was invited to A Window on Asian Cinema at the Busan International Film Festival 2014.

Memoryland, his second feature film, was supported by the Script Development Fund of the ASEAN Cinema Fund Busan 2016.

The 26th Busan International Film Festival will be held from October 6 to 15./.



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