Director Khoa Trọng Nguyễn: Untold good stories abound everywhere in Việt Nam

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Touched by Khoa Trọng Nguyễn’s Instant Noodle, I wanted to find out how a Vietnamese American growing up in the US could make such a realistic Vietnamese film with a wonderful sensitivity. I connected with him at the Sixth Vietnamese International Film Festival in Orange County, CA. And we finally talked at length through this E-mail interview. 

Khoa is living in Sài Gòn for the past eight years, teaching at RMIT University Vietnam there, and making films. Continue reading

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8 Things I Love About Instant Noodle

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A scene from the film Instant Noodle by Khoa Trọng Nguyễn – Photo from ViFF website.

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Don’t get me wrong. It is not instant noodle I am talking about. It is Instant Noodle the film, directed by Khoa Trọng Nguyễn, that I want to talk about. It is one of the many feature films screened at the 6th Vietnamese International Film Festival in April 2013. Continue reading