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Dream in Hanoi, A

Synopsis
Documentary film. Twenty five years after the end of the Vietnam War, two theatre companies, one American and one Vietnamese, collaborate to stage the first production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Vietnam. The film follows the actors, directors and technicians from both countries as they struggle to surmount obstacles of language, culture and ideology on their journey to the opening night at Hanoi’s Opera House. The film features Vietnam’s renowned Central Dramatic Company of Vietnam.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2002
Duration
91 mins

Credits

Director
Tom Weidlinger
Producer
Tom Weidlinger
Cinematographer
Tom Weidlinger
Writer
Tom Weidlinger
Contributor
F. Murray Abraham

Additional Details

Theatre company
Central Dramatic Company of Vietnam
Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Midsummer Night’s Dream, A
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
cultural influences; drama production; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); United States of America; Vietnam; Rehearsals

Notes

Notes
In English and Vietnamese with English subtitles.

Online Availability

Online URL
http://www.adreaminhanoi.com/dream/credit/cr_film.html

Production Company

Name

Moira Productions

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Bullfrog Films

Email
info@bullfrogfilms.com
Web
http://www.bullfrogfilms.com External site opens in new window
Phone
+1 610 779 8226
Fax
+1 610 370 1978
Address
PO Box 149
Oley, PA 19547
USA
Notes
Bullfrog Films is a major US publisher of DVDs and videos about the environment. ‘Environment’ is defined broadly and the collection includes programmes on ecology, energy, agriculture, indigenous peoples, women’s studies, genetics, marine biology, sustainable development, community regeneration, economics, ethics, and conflict resolution. In recent years they have released many films about developing countries, globalisation, changing gender roles and human rights. Styles range from animation to drama and from personal essay to investigative documentary. Bullfrog also distributes the performing arts films from Rhombus Media.

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