Vietnam spins 'Silk' into Oscar material


BUSAN, South Korea -- Vietnam has chosen "The White Silk Dress" as its submission to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the best foreign-language film Oscar, a producer familiar with the country's selection committee said on Thursday.

Winner of the Pusan International Film Festival Audience Choice award in 2006, director Luu Huynh's film – called "Ao Lua Ha Dong" in Vietnamese -- was named the Kodak Vision/Audience Choice at the Fukuoka International Film Festival in September.