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 of cai luong had made the big time. It was also a representation of Vietnam’s beauty … Read more

French-Vietnamese actress Linh-Dan Pham talks to Oi

French-Vietnamese actress Linh-Dan Pham opens up on family, acting and Vietnam… Best known for her breakthrough role as Camille, Catherine Deneuve’s adopted daughter in the Academy Award winning Indochine, Linh-Dan Pham has gone on to star in dozens of movies and television shows, earning her a nomination and a win for Most Promising Actress at the … Read more

The Legacy of Colonialism

Tricolor threads in the fabric of modern-day Vietnam… This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Battle of Dien Bien Phu which led to Vietnam’s independence after nearly seven decades of French rule. While the French controlled Vietnam for less than one tenth the time the Chinese did, the vestiges of colonization can be seen … Read more