Cover of the novel (Photo: Tre Publishing House)

The project, If wood could cry, it would cry blood, won the Artekino International Award presented by the APM.

Director Dan received a 7,000 USD prize from the organiser. Her project competed with 24 projects from artists from 14 countries.

The APM aims to encourage and bring young film directors, producers and investors together. It was part of the 26th Busan International Film Festival 2021, which began on October 6. The 10-day festival featured different events, meetings and seminars on filming. Film screenings were also included.

The project, If wood could cry, it would cry blood, is the first film by young director Dan.

It was based on the novel Tam Van Phong Dao (Knife Throwing Game) by veteran writer and theatre actor Mac Can.

The book was released in 2005 and tells the story of magicians working in a mobile circus troupe in the southern region.

It also highlights southern culture and lifestyle.

Director Dan has worked for film projects of BHD, one of the country’s leading film producers and cinema owners.

She was a director of photography for the feature film Bi Mat Cua Gio (Secret of the Wind) by director Nguyen Phan Quang Binh.

Binh is famous for his hits such as Quyen (Farewell, Berlin Wall) and Canh Dong Bat Tan (The Floating Lives).

Bi Mat Cua Gio was presented in the category “A Window on Asian Cinema” at the Busan International Film Festival in the Republic of Korea in 2019./.

Source: VNA