A scene in Song Lang (The Tap Box), a film on the 100-year history and development of cai luong (reformed opera), a genre of traditional theatre in the South (Photo courtesy of VAA) HCM City (VNA) – Movie star and producer Ngo Thanh Van’s latest film, Song Lang (The Tap Box), will compete in the Tokyo International Film Festival 2018 (TIFF). The film was selected to be screened at the Opening International Premiere in the Asian Future Category. Song Lang highlights the 100-year history and development of “cai luong” (reformed opera), a traditional theatre genre in the South. It features a group of “cai luong” artists in HCM City in the 1980s, focusing on the challenges they face to preserve their art. It also centres on the career of a young performer, Linh Phung, who makes sacrifices to pursue his dream. Van invited Vietnamese-American Leon Le to direct her film. Le researched many documents and books on “cai luong” before filming. The film stars pop singer and actor Issac, winner of the Rising Star of Asia’s Star Awards at the 21st Busan International Festival in 2016, and young actors Tu Quyen and Lien Binh Phat. These artists spent several days to practice singing and dancing “cai luong” with experts. Song Lang hit… Read full this story
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