Luu Huynh

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In this Vietnamese name, the family name is Lưu, but is often simplified to Luu in English-language text. According to Vietnamese custom, this person should properly be referred to by the given name Huỳnh.

Lưu Huỳnh (born Saigon[1]) is a Vietnam-born Vietnamese American film director. His family arrived in America when he was 16 years old.

He worked as a director for the Vietnamese diaspora variety show Paris By Night, which is banned in Vietnam. In 1997, a segment he directed accompanying a song by Trịnh Công Sơn generated much controversy among overseas Vietnamese because it allegedly depicted South Vietnam during the Vietnam War in a negative light.[2]

His 2007 film The White Silk Dress (Áo lụa Hà Đông) won the Audience Award at the Busan International Film Festival in South Korea,[3] the Kodak Vision award at the Fukuoka Asian Film Festival in Japan,[4] and the highly coveted "Best foreign film" award at the Golden Rooster Awards in China.[5]

The White Silk Dress has also been officially selected to represent Vietnam at the 80th Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category.[citation needed]

“The Legend is Alive” (Huyền thoại bất tử) released in 2009 and won six Golden Kite Awards, including a tie for Best Film.[citation needed]

His latest film, “In the name of love” (Lấy chồng người ta) was nominated for People’s choice award in 2012.[citation needed]

Filmography[edit]

  • 1999 - Đường trần (Passage of Life)
  • 2006 - Áo lụa Hà Đông (The White Silk Dress)
  • 2009 - Huyền thoại bất tử (The Legend Is Alive)
  • 2012 - "lấy chồng người ta" (In the Name of Love)
  • 2014 - Hiệp sĩ mù (The blind warrior)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Đạo diễn Lưu Huỳnh: Suýt 'bán mình' để kiếm số tiền lớn
  2. ^ (Vietnamese) Tố Nhi. "Đạo diễn Lưu Huỳnh: Tôi phải chịu áp lực từ hai phía". Sài Gòn Tiếp Thị. Retrieved 2007-10-28. [dead link]
  3. ^ Viet Nam News
  4. ^ "Vietnam spins 'Silk' into Oscar material". [dead link]
  5. ^ VietNamNet - Vietnam movie honored at China Film Festival

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