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Director Dang Nhat Minh honored with film on Hanoi lives

Hoa Nhai (Jasmine) movie shows the lives of the people that leave their hometowns to work in Hanoi to seek a better future.

People’s Artist director Dang Nhat Minh on November 12 received a merit for his Hoa Nhai (Jasmine) film at the sixth Hanoi International Film Festival 2022.

People's Artist director Dang Nhat Minh receives the merit for his Hoa Nhai (Jasmine) movie at the sixth Hanoi International Film Festival 2022 on November 12. Photo: Tran Huan/The Hanoi Times

Dang Nhat Minh, 84 years old, receives credit for his contribution to the development of the capital city, the Hanoi People’s Committee said in a decision dated November 11.

Hoa Nhai is Minh’s final filmography product. The film was chosen to open the sixth Hanoi International Film Festival 2022 on November 8 and was well-received by the audience.

The movie shows the lives of 15-year-old Duc and other people leaving their hometowns to live and work in Hanoi.

The movie displays a scene of the capital city in the early 2000s. In the days between the 20th and 21st centuries, Duc and other people always cared for each other and became good people.

Hoa Nhai was initiated in 2019 when director Minh was 81 years old, and the crew had to overcome many difficulties caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

In his speech, when receiving the merit, director Minh said that “I would like to thank all of my crew, my friends, my family for your utmost support so we can finish our work.”

Director Dang Nhat Minh was born in 1938 in Hue. He has received numerous awards and credits for excellent contributions to the filmography of Vietnam and the world.

Minh was recognized as the People’s Artist in 1993 and received the First-Class Labor Medal in 1998. In 2007, he received the Ho Chi Minh Award.

The sixth Hanoi International Film Festival 2022 took place between November 8 and November 12 in cooperation between the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and the Hanoi People’s Committee.

The film festival remains a young, dynamic event that has helped promote Vietnamese films to the international audience.

Speaking at the closing ceremony on November 12, Director of the Cinema Department Vi Kien Thanh said: "The festival is a remarkable event as Vietnam and the international film community are recovering after having been affected by the two-year hiatus of Covid-19 pandemic.”

More than 800 delegates from Vietnam and other countries attended the event, and over 120 films were shown on screen during the five-day event, alongside numerous activities related to the sector.

Bo gia (Old father) film was the best Vietnamese movie decided by the audience. Khu rung cua Pao (Pao’s forest) was the best short film at the festival.