Vietnamese soap opera wins Tokyo International Drama Festival award hinh anh 1Actor Cong Ly in Chieu Ngang Qua Pho Cu. He won the Golden Kite award for best supporting role in the film. (Photo: vnexpress)

Hanoi (VNA) – Chieu Ngang Qua Pho Cu (Walking on Old Street in the Afternoon) won an award for foreign dramas at the 11th International Drama Festival in Tokyo, Japan.

Produced by the Vietnam Television Film Centre, the soap opera, directed by Trinh Le Phong, was screened domestically in late 2016. It depicts an extended family in Hanoi’s Old Quarter and the conflict over financial interests that separates the family.

This year, the drama won the domestic Golden Kite awards for best actress and best supporting role.

Meanwhile, Vietnamese actress Ninh Duong Lan Ngoc was named Face of Asia at Marie Claire’s Asia Star Awards 2017 as part of the Busan International Film Festival in Busan, the Republic of Korea. Ngoc was honoured for her role in Co Ba Sai Gon (The Tailor), a romantic comedy produced by movie star, director and producer Ngo Thanh Van.

The film is about Vietnamese women living in Sai Gon (now Ho Chi Minh City) in the 1960s. It features the culture and lifestyle of the locals and history of  the ao dai (Vietnamese traditional long dress).-VNA