A scene in the 60-part TV series Rong Ran Len May (The Game of Dragon-Snake). (Photo: courtesy of the producer)

HCM City (VNA) - A new TV show about Vietnamese fairytales is being aired on Ho Chi Minh Television’s HTV3 channel. 

The 60-part series, Rong Ran Len May (The Game of Dragon-Snake), features 30 stories of friendship, love and dreams featuring Vietnamese history, culture and lifestyle.

The show focuses on young characters whose lives are brave and compassionate. 

Directed by Nguyen Minh Chung, the film includes beautiful scenes captured in the Cuu Long (Mekong) River Delta and southern provinces.

The director and his staff depict scenes of rivers and forests in Sa Dec and Go Cong, both famous southern destinations, with folk songs and traditional customs of the south.

Rong Ran Len May attracted more than 50 skilled actors, including dozens of young talents from theatres and cinema clubs in HCM City, according to the film’s producer HCM City Television Studio (TFS).  

"We spent nearly two years and a big sum to complete the film,” said the film’s director Chung, who has more than 20 years of experience in the film industry. 

"I hope young audiences can see the beautiful mind and brave character of Vietnamese people through my film.”

Rong Ran Len May is based on Vietnamese fairytales collected and rewritten by late professor Nguyen Dong Chi, one of the country’s most popular cultural researchers.

The collection, Kho Tang Truyen Co Tich Viet Nam (The Treasure of Vietnamese Fairytales), released in 2016, includes five books and lively pictures by young artists from Tre Publishing House.

The books feature 150 stories from ethnic minority groups and others. More than 105,000 copies of each book have been printed.  

The series  Rong Ran Len May is broadcast at 6:30pm every Thursday and Friday.-VNA