- Tran Anh Hung
He was born in Đà Nẵng,
Central Vietnam, and emigrated to Francewhen he was 12 following the fall of Saigonat the end of the Vietnam Warin 1975.
Tran has long been considered as having been in the forefront of the wave of acclaimed overseas
Vietnamese cinemain the past two decades. His films have received international notoreity and acclaim, and until recently had all been varied meditations on life in Vietnam.
His Oscar-nominated debut (for Best foreign film) was with the "
The Scent of Green Papaya" (1993) which also won two top prizes at the prestigious Cannes film festival, and his followup "Cyclo" (1995) featured top Hong Kongmovie star Tony Leung Chiu Wai, also eventually nabbing a top prize at the Venice International Film Festival. " The Vertical Ray of the Sun", released in 2000, was the third film in what many consider now to be his "Vietnam trilogy."
After a long sabbatical, it has been officially announced that Tran is back behind the helm with the film "
I Come with the Rain" (2008), which features a star-studded international cast including Josh Hartnett, Trần Nữ Yên Khê, Lee Byung-Hun, and Takuya Kimura.
It was announced in July 2008 that he would direct an adaptation of
Haruki Murakami's novel "Norwegian Wood". The film will be released in 2010. [Jason Gray (2008). [http://www.screendaily.com/ScreenDailyArticle.aspx?intStoryID=40092&str Tran to adapt Norwegian Wood for Asmik Ace, Fuji TV] , Screen Daily.com article retrieved August 1, 2008.]
Tran's wife, Trần Nữ Yên Khê, has also starred in every single one of his films to date.
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