Viet Epic Filmmaker Makes Good

by Matthew Curtis
August 3, 2006 4:59 AM
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Congratulations to Ham Tran--writer/director of the powerful and exquisitely filmed Vietnamese epic, JOURNEY FROM THE FALL (VUOT SONG)--for being named to Filmmaker Magazine's "25 New Faces of Independent Film 2006" list. The film, which made its East Coast Premiere at the Florida Film Festival in March and was runner-up for the Audience Award for Best International Feature, focuses on Vietnam after the fall of Saigon and was inspired by actual events. It follows one family's fight for freedom post-April 30, 1975, and sheds new light on the communist political prison camps and the mass exodus of boat people. A Schindler's List for the Vietnamese community, Orlando audiences were incredibly moved by this dramatic tale of faith triumphing over tyranny that finally gives voice to an important untold story.

--Matthew

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  • Brian Feldman | August 4, 2006 5:57 AMReply

    Also, please book Todd Rohal's "The Guatemalan Handshake" immediately.

    Before I do.

    http://www.ghandshake.com/

  • Jennifer | August 4, 2006 5:44 AMReply

    I meant to see this film during the film festival but just didn't manage to make it. Is it coming back to the Enzian at all, do you know?