Film adaptation of ‘The Tale Of Kieu’ to be screened at US festival

(VOVWORLD) -‘Kieu,’ a movie based on Nguyen Du's epic poem Truyen Kieu (The Tale Of Kieu), will be screened at this year's Newport Beach Film Festival in the U.S.

It will be shown on Oct. 27 and its cast will appear on the red carpet before the premiere and interact with the audience after the event.

The 90-minute movie focuses on certain aspects like the love triangle between the three main characters, Kieu (played by My Duyen), Thuc Sinh (Le Anh Duy) and Hoan Thu (Cao Thai Ha).

Thien Pham, director of 3388 Films, the US-based distribution company that will take the movie to the festival, said he wanted to promote a film adaptation of a Vietnamese literary masterpiece.

NBFF, one of the largest luxury lifestyle film festivals in the US, has been held annually in California since 1999.

This year’s festival will be held between Oct. 21 and 28. The film will also be available on Amazon's streaming service from Oct. 29.