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Three Vietnamese films join Bali Makarya Film Festival

3 Vietnamese films participate in Bali Makarya Film Festival ảnh 1 A scene from the movie “Children of the Mist”

Memento Mori: Earth (Memento Mori: Earth), directed by Marcus Man Cuong Vu, and Maika: The Girl from Another Planet, directed by Ham Tran, are excellent Southeast Asian feature films. Compete for the Penjou Award.

There are a total of99 movies in this category. Most of them have been recognized internationally by participating in many major film festivals such as Sundance, Berlin, Locarno and Busan before coming to Bali Makarya.

These include Leonor Will Never Die by Filipino director Martika Ramirez Escobar, which won the Special Jury Prize in the World Cinema Dramatic category at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival.

The film “Arnold is an Exemplary Student” was also entered in competition at the Lorrcano Film Festival, and the film “Everything Will Be Okay” won the Outstanding Artistic Contribution Award at the Berlin Film Festival.

The Vietnamese film “Maika: The Girl From Another Planet” was shown at the Sundance Film Festival.

Commenting on the Vietnamese film “Memento Mori: Earth,” curator John Badal said the film will breathe new life into Vietnamese cinema. This is a must-see movie.

It is also the first feature film in the Memento Mori film trilogy written and directed by Marcus Man Cuong Vu.

The film director was inspired by the true story of writer Dan Huang Giang’s book Destination of life. The film will be released in Vietnam on October 7th.

On the other hand, the movie “Maika: Alien Girl” was released at the end of May, and although it was well received, it did not reach a significant breakeven point.

The film “Children of The Mist” by female director 9X Ha Le Diem competes with four other representatives in the Penjor Award category for best documentary film in Southeast Asia.

All four other representatives are highly cult films with equally impressive journeys to conquer international film festivals.

“Children in the Mist” won Best Director at the IDFA Documentary Film Festival, “Midwives” by Hning Ei Hlain of Myanmar won an award at Sundance Film Festival, and “Scala” by Ananta Tithanat of Thailand was officially selected for the Berlin Film Festival. Arfan Sabran’s Flame from Indonesia competed for the official award at the Vision Du Reel Film Festival in Switzerland, while Some Women by Quen Wong from Singapore competed for the main award at the Singapore Film Festival.

Bali Makarya Film Festival 2022 will be held for the second time. The first year is limited to works from Indonesia.

This year, however, the organizers have decided to receive films from the Southeast Asian region. The event will run from October 16th to 21st.

In addition to movies, there are various activities such as music, literature, theater, and programs that introduce the uniqueness of culture.

According to festival founder and initiator Tommy F. Awuy, the event aims to foster film industry talent and promote cultural exchanges between countries to build professional networks. is to

Source: SGGP