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The Vietnamese Hamburger Movie

Oi speaks to Le Thanh Son, director of rom-com Em Chua 18 (Jailbait), Vietnam’s highest grossing film to date

Coming-of-Age stories never get old. Like it or not, we all have to grow up somehow, and that sometimes painful process has seen umpteen […]

By |September 21st, 2017|Features|0 Comments
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TAG a Friend

Saigon’s thriving graffiti culture may surprise you

It’s hard to think of graffiti without the connotations of illegality. Tagging, which rose to prominence in the 90s, has always been seen as an art form for youth and rebellion. However, now that it has surfaced and gained […]

By |September 20th, 2017|Art, Features|0 Comments
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Taking the Lead

Nguyen Nhu Quynh, star of Cyclo and The Vertical Ray of the Sun, discusses traditional Vietnamese culture, her journey to international recognition and playing a psychopathic mafia boss.

When Nguyen Nhu Quynh appeared in the film Indochine, it marked a dramatic change in her career: the former student […]

By |September 19th, 2017|Features|0 Comments
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Behind the Scenes

Sometimes behind great actors there’s a great acting coach

About a decade ago, a number of Overseas Vietnamese film professionals began to make names for themselves here in the emerging local movie industry. They were directors, actors & actresses, and producers—many of them the kids of “boat people” […]

By |September 14th, 2017|Arts, Features|0 Comments
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The Director’s Cut

Vietnam’s film industry: Past, Present and Future

In October of 1995, Othello Khanh landed in Saigon armed with a Hi8 camcorder and Walkman, a tripod, and a revolutionary attitude. Having just completed a documentary about Mexico’s Zapatista Uprisng, which had him living there amongst the rebel forces, the young guerilla filmmaker’s arrival […]

By |September 10th, 2017|Arts, Features|0 Comments
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Don’t Stop Believin’

Rising star Cindy V opens up about growing up biracial, getting rejected at her first audition and her new role in Glee Vietnam.

BORN IN HO CHI MINH CITY in 1998, the second and youngest child of a Cuban-American father and Vietnamese mother, Cindy V Harris (“Cindy V”) would grow […]

By |September 4th, 2017|Features|0 Comments
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House of Nguyen II

A solo exhibition of oil and lacquer paintings on wood by Saigon-based artist Tran Minh Tam 

The first time art lovers and collectors became familiar with Tran Minh Tam’s portrayal of royal characters from the past was in 2013 when he […]

By |August 28th, 2017|Art, Arts, Features|0 Comments
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Escape to Nature

It was 8:15 in the morning when my group, composed of myself, a sun-punished Englishwoman, a very tall Kiwi and two younger daughters set out towards the mangrove forests of Can Gio, a short 45 minutes to an hour boat […]

By |August 25th, 2017|Features|0 Comments
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Write to Live

Leave the world in a few fluid strokes

I met the indomitable Barbara Adam, local author, founder of Saigon Street Eats and organizer of the Calligraphy and Coffee Trail tour I was about to embark on, on the steps of Saigon’s […]

By |August 21st, 2017|Features|1 Comment
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Getting From Pint A to Pint Z

An evening of Vespas and craft beers

My driver for the night, Long, picks me up from District 2 promptly at 5pm and the tour begins by weaving our way through traffic to Café Zoom in the Pham Ngu Lao area. […]

By |August 19th, 2017|Features|0 Comments