Time: November 12, 2011 from 6pm to 9pm
Location: New York University, NYC
Street: 36 East 8th Street, NYC.
Website or Map: http://www.ivce.org
Event Discipline: film, screening
Organized By: IVCE
Latest Activity: Nov 9, 2011
IVCE is pleased to announce the premiere of a new Vietnamese film, Tâm Hồn Mẹ (The Mother's Heart), directed by Phạm Nhuệ Giang.
Lan and her daughter Thu live in a lowland area in the middle of the Red river delta. Their typical day's work includes going to the Long Bien Market very early in the morning to buy wholesale groceries and resell them back in a local market later during the day. Thu’s mother falls in love with a driver, a relation that has no future. However, she loves him so much that she does not make wise decisions and thus her business is operating at a loss. Thu tries to help her mother to make both ends meet. She longs for her mother’s affection and in order to make up for such a loss of love from her mother, she devotes her affection to a close classmate, who she wants to be her son. Like Thu, Dang lacks mother’s love as he is an orphan. With a strong personality, sense of responsibility, and love, Thu successfully convinces Dang to consider her as his mother with the best heart.
English subtitles, 95 minutes.
Pham Nhue Giang:
Ms. Pham Nhue Giang, a graduate from the Hanoi University of Cinematography and the Hanoi University of Architecture, is a well-known multi-award winning director in Vietnam. Since her debut film in 1992, titled “Le Petit Culi”, she has directed many TV series and feature films, which have won her several national and international awards. Among them are three major prizes for her 2001 film "The Deserted Valley": the Silver Lotus Prize at the 13th Vietnam National Film Festival, the First Prize at the 52st Fipresci Melbourne International Film Festival, and Second Prize from Vietnam Association of Cinematography. She also won the second prize from the Vietnam Association of Cinematography and the Award from the 12th Vietnam National Film Festival for “Fled” in 1996, the Silver Prize for “Waiting for Tet” from the National Television Film Festival in 2007, the Golden Kite Award from the Vietnam Association of Filmmakers and the Gold Prize at the Vietnam National Television Film Festival in 2007 for her 25-episode series named “Hau Hoa”. Most recently, in 2009 she won the Golden Kite Award again from the Vietnam Association of Filmmakers for her film “The Real and the Ideal”.
A discussion with director Ms. Pham Nhue Giang will follow the screening.
7.00 – 9.00pm. Saturday November 12th, 2011.
Room 200. Cantor Film Center, 36 East 8th Street, NYC.
New York University
Contact: IVCE, (860)478-0518