Modernity and Nationality in Vietnamese Cinema

Winner of the golden kite award by the Vietnamese Cinema Association for Best Film Research and Criticism book in 2005, Ngo Phoung Lan’s Modernity and Nationality in Vietnamese Cinema is the first Vietnamese film book to be translated and published in English.

Here, the future of Vietnamese film is discussed. For the cinema to advance into the future, the author, Ngo Phoung Lan, makes a case for 10 classic Vietnamese films which contain the elements of modernity and nationality, the former, which is so crucial for international appeal and the latter, in maintaining national identity.

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