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Int'l award-winning film to be released

Actress Maya plays the leading role at the Đóa Hoa Mong Manh sneak show in Hà Nội on April 9. Photo BHD

HÀ NỘI - A Vietnamese musical film with scenes shot entirely in the United States Đóa Hoa Mong Manh (A Fragile Flower) has been released in Việt Nam. 

A Fragile Flower tells the tale of resilience and hope through the eyes of a blossoming Vietnamese songstress blessed with both a mesmerizing voice and a gentle soul.

The film revolves around the life of Thạch Thảo played by actress Maya. Thanks to her talented voice and top-notch beauty, she quickly became famous, reaching the peak of glory.

It also partly reflects the miniature lives of artists of Vietnamese origin overseas and successful Vietnamese people in America. 

"This is the first Vietnamese film to be shot entirely in the US," said actress and director Mai Thu Huyền. "The story is very different from some previous films which are about hidden corners of Vietnamese overseas. 

"Viewers will get to know other aspects of Vietnamese overseas, not only the hardship but also the success as well as the native people."

The film has up to 15 songs in Vietnamese, English and French with arrangements by musician Lê Thanh Tâm promising to bring touching melodies.

Before its release in Việt Nam, the film has toured cinemas in US cities of Las Vegas, Chicago and New York. It also has won the Best Female Director Feature Film award at the World Film Festival in Cannes in France and honourable mention at Chicago Women Film Fest. 

At the Flow Festival and Film Market 2024, it won the best actress, the best supporting actress and the best first film.

It was also introduced at the International Women Filmmakers Festival (IWFF) held in Turkey from February 26 to March 2.

A Fragile Flower will be shown at the 1st HCM City International Film Festival on April 11 at BHD Star Cineplex Thảo Điền and in the national cinemas from April 12. 

It will be screened in India from May 31 with dubbed in English and Hindi. - VNS

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