The Vietnamese documentary “Thu Thuy – Ceramic Dreams” has recently won 02 awards at the Top Shorts Film Festival in April.
Director Nguyen Nghiem Nhan received the award for Best Trailer, and artist Nguyen Thu Thuy was awarded Inspiring Woman in a film.
The documentary – “Thu Thuy – Ceramic Dreams” tells the story of design ideas and construction process behind the public artworks made by Thu Thuy and her collaborators at HANARTS Co. Ltd.
The movie is directed by television director Nguyen Nghiem Nhan (VTV1) and filmed since 2006. He accompanied the artist Nguyen Thu Thuy in this public art journey, starting from Hanoi Ceramic Mosaic Mural along the Red River – an artwork commemorating the Millennial anniversary of Hanoi – to other historically and politically significant works in Truong Sa (Spratly Islands) and in Choisy-le-Roi in France.
Nguyen Thu Thuy said that the image of the 312-square-meter Vietnamese national flag on the rooftop of the grand hall on the Spratly Island is the favorite scene of the film crew, sending out a message on the Vietnam’s marine sovereignty to the world.
The film also includes the footage of the Vietnamese and international artists who contributed to Hanoi’s Ceramic Mosaic Mural, of children making drawings for the mural, of its inauguration day, and of the moment when it received the Guinness World Record for the World’s largest ceramic mosaic – all become a priceless documentary after 10 years.
Top Shorts Film Festival is the world’s leading online film festival held annually in Los Angeles (USA), showcasing short films of less than 40 minutes from all over the world, regardless of genres. It is a global-standardized film festival and is ranked 8th out of 4,000 film festivals held around the world.
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Translated by Hanoi Grapevine