Vietnam wins awards at Sharm El-Sheikh Asian Film Festival

Update: 16:25 | 11/03/2019
 Overseas Vietnamese director Leon Le and his movie “Song Lang” have been honoured at the third edition of the Sharm El-Sheikh Asian Film Festival (SAFF).  
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Le won the Best Director award while his film grabbed the Samir Farid Prize.

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A scene from Song Lang movie. (Photo: VNA)

“Song Lang” is Le’s first feature length film and was written by himself and Nguyen Thi Minh Ngoc, depicting his childhood dreams of “cai luong” (reformed opera).

The director boasts a deep understanding of and passion for this long-standing art form.

Leon Le was born in 1977 in Vietnam. When he was 13, he moved to the US with his family and carved out a successful career in musical theatre on Broadway in New York as an actor, before starting to write and direct short films.

The SAFF took place on March 2-8 in Egypt.

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(Source: VNA)