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Film night for November – Dạ Cổ Hoài Lang

November 29, 2020 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM


Dạ Cổ Hoài Lang” – “Night drumbeats causes longing for absent husband”  is a 2017 movie by Director Nguyen Quang Dung.,  A common ENG translation of the title is also Hello Vietnam, although this movie it doesn’t have a formal ENG title.

It is a family drama based on a moving story that takes place over the course of 1 day.   Ong Tu (Hoai Linh) sneaks out of a retirement home to celebrate his wife’s death anniversary. The granddaughter (Tammy) at home is not happy with this. Ong Nam is Ong Tu’s friend, who comes over, and they talk about their similar lives, how they grew up together, loved the same girl and now met each other on a foreign land and then both celebrated their first love’s anniversary. Because of the generational age gap and differences in culture, Ong Tu and Tammy have an argument and Ong Tu and Ong Nam leave the house to find solace in a snow storm.

With a beautiful traditional melody, the movie was adapted from a theatrical drama of the same name by theatre director and playwright Thanh Hoang.   It highlights the country’s traditional culture and close relationship among friends and family.

It was released on 22 March 2017,  and won a number of awards including:

Vietnamese Golden Kite Awards for Best Feature Film and Best Music Score

Selected to represent Vietnamese films competing in 2017 ASEAN film award

One reviewer commented … that this film portrays Vietnamese heart on its sleeve earnestness and looks at the importance of family and cross-cultures. The feeling of loneliness and being a ‘fish out of water’ portrayed by the lead character is poignant, and balanced with a humorous ‘grumpy old men’ interaction with his friend.

Location: TPD – The Centre for Development of Movie Talent, 51 Tran Hung Dao, Hanoi.

Minimum of 10 people needed for film night.

RSVP to Van  phuongvan272@gmail.com


  • Your reservation is not confirmed until you receive our reply email.
  • Please arrive by 7.15pm latest to collect and pay for your ticket at TPD. As a courtesy to those on the waiting list – please cancel if you can’t come.
  • Reserved seating tickets are allocated on a first come – first served basis.
  • Parking fees @ the TPD courtyard – 5,000 vnd motorbike; 3,000 vnd for a cycle
  • Max 40 people
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November 29, 2020
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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