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Local Director Heading to Cannes Film Festival

Vietnamese director, Tran Dung Thanh Huy, will be showing his short film, 16:30, at the Cannes Film Festival in May. The film follows a group of street kids who sell lottery tickets in Saigon’s streets and alleys starting at 4:30pm every afternoon.

Following his five awards at YxineFF 2012, Huy was chosen to participate in Voyage A Cannes, a program that brings Vietnamese artists to the Cannes Film Festival.

Last year, representatives from 88 countries with a total of 1,945 short films participated in the short film competition. Vietnam sent one representative to the festival last year - director, Nguyen Hoang Diep, for her film Monday Wednesday Friday.

There’s not much information out there on the film but you can check out the trailer below.

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