Sometimes, life can be a fairy tale.
Victor Vu‘s Vietnamese drama YELLOW FLOWERS ON THE GREEN GRASS (2015) will be distributed by Fortissimo Films. The film is set in the 1980’s in a poor rural village in central Vietnam, the story focus on two young brothers who often compete with one another, including competing for the affection of a young girl. The film is based on the bestselling and award-winning novel I See Yellow Flowers Upon the Green Grass by Nguyen Nhat Anh.
As told through the eyes of a 12 year old boy, Thieu (Thinh Vinh) and his younger brother Tuong share (Trong Khang) and do everything together. Their days unfold like a whimsical and comical journey filled with innocence, wonder, confusion and curious adventures. Tuong idolizes his older brother’s confidence and constantly strives for his approval. But in fact, Thieu’s “over-confidence” is to compensate for his overwhelming insecurities. Thieu is constantly jealous of his younger brother when it comes to grades, talent and affection from the girl next door, Moon (Thanh My). This leads to an act of violence which leaves Tuong paralyzed and bedridden. In coming to terms with his own conscience, Thieu attempts to redeem himself and discovers the true meaning of brotherhood.
Director: Victor Vu
Writer(s): Viet Linh, Victor Vu, Doan Nhat Nam
Cast: Thinh Vinh, Quy Binh, Trong Khang, Thanh My, and My Anh
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