The film received recognition at the closing ceremony held on November 25th in Da Lat for winning this year’s Golden Lotus Awards in the categories of Feature Film, Music, Cinematography, and Director.

Actor Le Cong Hoang, who plays the character Duong in the film, also won the Supporting Actor Award.

This Vietnamese film has also been selected for the 2024 Oscar competition.

Last year, the film won the top award at the Festival des 3 Continents 2022 in Nantes, France. Based on a novel by popular writer Nguyen Ngoc Tu, the film showcases the relationships between three women and their partners in a southern seaside village.

Prior to “Tro Tan Luc Ro,” Chuyen created many successful films with rave reviews such as “Song Trong So Hai” (Living in Fear), “Choi Voi” (Adrift), and “Loi Nguyen Huyet Ngai” (Blood Curse).

His documentary about ordinary people during the COVID-19 pandemic, entitled “Khong So Hai” (No Fear), won the Silver Kite Award in the Documentary Category of Vietnam’s Golden Kite Awards 2021.

“Tro Tan Luc Ro” was among 16 motion pictures competing for the Golden Lotus Awards at the 23rd Vietnam National Film Festival. These movies were made by both state-owned and private studios and include international award winners and the current highest grossing movies.

“Dat Rung Phuong Nam” (Song of the South), one of the most invested films, was a strong contender for the award but did not win any categories at the festival.

The film, directed by Quang Dung with a budget of VND40 billion, received mixed praise and criticism and earned a budget of nearly VND150 billion.

This is the first year Da Lat hosts the national film festival, coinciding with the city’s 130th anniversary. Da Lat has also just joined UNESCO’s network of creative cities in terms of music.

According to Vi Kien Thanh, director of the Cinema Department and head of the film festival organizing board, this year the event attracted more than 5,000 live viewers and 500,000 viewers on digital platforms.

Speaking at the awarding ceremony on November 25th, the director revealed that the festival had received the participation of 177 films, the highest number. Feature films had improved artistic and professional skills, while cartoons, documentaries, and scientific films all met high-quality standards.