yellow flowers on the green grass


 Tuong (Trong Khang), may look may look like your typical eight year old adorable country bumpkin, but he has a secret: he actually is friends with a princess. Although everyone in his family and village may not believe him; Tuong knows that the princess exists and she will make him her prince. His pureness of the heart and beliefs give him the confident nature to not back down from any challenge or obstacle that he faces. In contrast, Thieu (Tinh Vinh), Tuong’s slightly older brother, is very studious but also very timid in nature. His shy personality makes him an easy target for Son (Cong Huan), the school bully. 

Set in Vietnam in 1989, this coming of age story explores the relationship between these two brothers as they seek to uncover the truth about the myth of the princess of the enchanted forest and the man-eating white tiger that guards her. Victor Vu, a seasoned filmmaker who started his filmmaking career at Viet Film Fest, has made a cinematic marvel in Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass. He has created a glimpse into the beauty and serene environment of Vietnam through this film that not only captures the audience’s hearts right away, but also leaves them with warm feeling of joy at the end.

By Ethan Nguyen (


Official Oscar Submission for Best Foreign Language Film - Vietnam

Genre: Drama

Country: Vietnam

Year: 2015

Duration: 102 minutes

Director:Victor Vu

Language(s): Vietnamese

Subtitles: English

Producer: Galaxy Media & Entertainment (Galaxy M&E)

Screenplay: Viet Linh, Victor Vu, Doan Nhat Nam

Cinematographer: Nguyen K’Linh C.U

Editor: Thang Vu, Nguyen Duc Minh, Vo Dinh Hoang

Sound: Franck Desmoulins

Principal Cast:  

Thinh Vinh – Thieu Nho

Trong Khang – Tuong

Thanh My – Man

My Anh – Nhi/Princess

Le Vinh – Father of Thieu and Tuong

Truong Tu Lien – Mother of Thieu and Tuong

Nguyen Anh Tu – Uncle Dan

Mai The Hiep – Teacher Nhan

Khanh Hien – Sister Vinh

Mai Tran – Tam Tang