MEMENTO MORI – THE MOVIE tells the stories of family affections: mother – child, husband – wife, brother – sister in modern-day Vietnam.
Three stories took place in 3 different locations in 3 regions: urban, mountainous, and coastal areas, yet connected by the common fate of near-death cancer patients. Although they differ in age, background and social status as well as their own circumstances, they all want to find meaning in life.
100 minutes. Full colors.
Coming 2021 (Estimated)
MAI THE HIEP
- He's been active in various roles overseas, such as actor, program editor, and stage director.
- He has played supporting roles in famous Vietnamese movies such as: Blood Letter, Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass, Scandal, Battle of the Brides 2, She's the Boss...
DANG HOANG GIANG, Ph.D.
- Expert in development, social activist and political author
- Deputy Director of the Center for Community Development Research & Support (CECODES), advocacy organization to improve the quality of national governance, focusing on transparency, equality, the voice of the people and the correlation of power in society
- Speaker, coordinator of cultural events to expand civil society space, spread knowledge and build a culture of debate in the community.
- Author of bestselling books, including "Life's Destination", the inspiration for the movie Memento Mori.
Assoc.Prof.PhD., Doctor NGUYEN DINH TUNG
- Deputy Director of Cancer Center, Hue International Hospital, President of Hue Breast Cancer Association.
- Professionally trained at prestigious medical universities and hospitals in America. Certified in Korean Academy of Plastic Surgery.
- Lecturer of Oncology at Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy
- Speaker, coordinating activities and events about Cancer in Hue.
MARCUS MANH CUONG VU
- Founder, chairman of YXINEFF (2010-2014)
- Initiated “Inspiration", connecting artists and independent art projects to send valuable messages to community
- Participated in (selected) projects: Thi Mai (2018) – Director Patricia Ferreira (Spain) as assistant to director; The Way Station (Đảo của dân ngụ cư) (2017) – Director Hồng Ánh, role: pre-production, director assistant, casting
- Freelance journalist, covering news of international film festivals: Cannes, Venice, Berlin, Tokyo… (2009-2019)
- Curator of Vietnamese short films for SEA's S-Express, participated in the film selection committee of SeaShorts 2019 (Malaysia), jury of Viddsee Film Festival 2017 (Philippines), curator of Vietnamese short films for Asia Film Symposium 2016 (Singapore) ...
Why Memento Mori The Movie?
- The topicality & humanistic significance of the project
- Cultivated attention of the society & community from 2018 – 2020
- For the first time, a form of community activity is done with a new, original & inspiring approach
- Building a humane, positive, and aesthetic brand image
- Creating added values for staff, customers, and business partners.
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MEMENTO MORI VIETNAM Social Enterprise
Hanoi: 0912 358 532 (Mr. Linh)
Ho Chi Minh: 0906 296 006 (Mrs. Duong)
Da Nang/Hoi An: 09 333 999 05 (Ms. Lien)
Memento Mori – Remember, you must die lis a Latin phrase that has been used in Christianity for centuries. The phrase has also been mentioned in the book Life’s Destination (2018) by Dang Hoang Giang. This is a reminder that everybody will eventually face death; and so in understanding that, we – human beings – can maintain a positive outlook through the toughest times, and value life more.
Memento Mori – Community Art Project (Non-profit) took shape in April 2018, founded by the Author, Dang Hoang Giang and Director, Marcus Manh Cuong Vu. The project told compelling stories of Cancer patients through the universally touching language of arts, spreading the message of treasuring life more – for our time on Earth is incredibly limited.
to cancer patients & their beloved.
To recreate emotions
through the language of art to nurture the emotions of those who suffer.
To educate via experiences
to help the society be more aware of cancer, and of the Value of life.
2 years (4/2018-3/2020)
7 times reprinted
January 2019 - WeChoice Awards 2018
Nominations for Inspiring Character & Inspiring Ambassadors
December 2019 - Gala “Thank You Life" - VTV1
Live performance of “Ha & Nam” scenes with Thu Huyen (“Ha”) and Kenchi (“Nam”)
April 2019 - 2 Awards - “Golden Kite Prize 2019”
For the documentary “Remember you’re living” by Director Doan Hong Le about the life of actress Pham Thi Hue (“Lien”)