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After leaving two prestigious international film festivals – Venice and Toronto – Bui Thac Chuyen’s “Choi Voi/Adrift” will go to Thailand to participate in the Bangkok International Film Festival.

Director Bui Thac Chuyen and the two leading actresses Hai Yen (black) and Linh Dan at the Venice International Film Festival.

At the ongoing 66th Venice International Film Festival, one of the biggest international film festivals in the world, “Choi Voi” or “Adrift” was nominated for the Orizzonti Award.

The award has a separate jury and honors feature films and documentaries outside the official competition that set new trends in world cinema.

“Adrift” is also up for the Queer Lion Award for films that touch on homosexual topics.

After a press conference introducing the film crew on September 6 in Venice, “Adrift” was screened on September 7.

After Venice, the movie will be screened at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 15, 17 and 19. “Adrift” will also stopover for the Bangkok International Film Festival from September 24-30 and then make a return to Canada for the Vancouver International Film Festival from October 1-16.

Directed by Bui Thac Chuyen and produced by Truyen 1/Feature Film Studio 1, the film tells the story of newlyweds Hai and Duyen, the complicated love between Duyen and Cam, her close girlfriend, and the carnal passion between Duyen and Tho, a sexually attractive man.

It features Nhu Quynh, Hai Yen, Johnny Tri Nguyen, Vietnamese-French actress Pham Linh Dan and Duy Khoa, who won the Promising Singer award at the 2008 Sao Mai – Diem Hen (Morning Star – Rendezvous) contest.

“Adrift” will be screened nationwide at the end of the year.

From: VietNamNet