The information that the Vietnamese documentary film entered the top 15 of the Oscars 2023 made the audience surprised and proud.
On December 21 (US time), the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced a short list of 10 categories, including Best Documentary Feature, including English-language and non-English-language films. speaking English. Most surprising when the documentary film Children in the Mist (Children of The Mist) of Vietnam unexpectedly entered the top 15 nominations.
The shortlist includes: Children of the Mist; All That Breathes; All the Beauty and the Bloodshed; Bad Ax; Descendant Fire of Love; Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song; Hidden Letters; A House Made of Splinters; The Janes; Last Flight Home; Moonage Daydream; Navalny; Retrograde; The Territory.
Children in the Mist is a documentary film directed by Ha Le Diem. The film follows a H’Mong girl named Di, who spends her carefree and innocent childhood days with her, to the moment she becomes a young woman, standing in the midst of conflicts and collisions in the face of customs. pull the wife of his people.
It is known that the film is on the list after it was announced to be eligible to attend the Oscars from early December.
This is the first film of Vietnamese nationality to be shortlisted at the Oscar nomination. Previously, director Tran Hung’s “Mud Enough Papaya” was also ranked by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the top 5 final nominations for Best Foreign Language Film. However, this film was shot in France and under the name of a French studio. That’s why, Children in the Mist are making a new step for the country’s cinema.