A scene in the movie (Source: thanhniennews.com)

Ottawa (VNA) –
The Embassy of Vietnam in Canada introduced  the movie “Yellow flowers on the green grass” at the ongoing ASEAN Film Festival 2017 in Ottawa.

Based on the novel by best-selling author Nguyen Nhat Anh, the Vietnamese movie is set in the mid-1980s in a small village, telling the story of two young brothers who share everything, but compete for the affection of the same girl.

Vietnamese Ambassador to Canada Nguyen Duc Hoa said like its name, the movie brings the audiences some peace of mind and carefree childhood.

The film was listed among the top 10 outstanding cultural events in Vietnam and won the Bong Sen Vang (Golden Lotus) prize at the 19th Vietnam Film Festival in 2015.

It was the only representative of Vietnam at the TIFF Kids International Film Festival – part of the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival, and bagged the best film award at the second Silk Road International Film Festival and the Golden Kite at the Vietnam Film Festival 2015.

Hong Kong and Amsterdam-based Fortissimo Films, which handled international sales for the film, introduced the film at the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival. 

The film was also screened at the American Film Market in Los Angeles in November 2015 and most recently in Japan on August 19, 2017.

The ASEAN Film Festival 2017, which is running from September 12-26, aims to give an insight into land, people and culture of ASEAN and Southeast Asian countries to Canadian people, thus increasing their friendship, cooperation and connectivity.

Other movies from ASEAN countries are screened at the event such as “Yasmine” (Brunei), “Laskar Pelangi/The Rainbow Troops” (Indonesia), “Kayan Beauties” (Myanmar), “Ruteri Gunung Ledang – A Legendary Love Story (Malaysia), “Sonata” (the Philippines), and “The Teacher’s Diary” (Thailand).-VNA