Vietnam backs Bui pic

'Three Seasons' eyeing Oscar nom

NEW YORK — Tony Bui’s “Three Seasons” has been selected as Vietnam’s official submission for Academy Awards foreign-language film. USA’s October Films domestically released “Three Seasons,” a production of the Ho Chi Minh City-based Giai Phong Film Co.

Billed as the first American film allowed to shoot in Vietnam since the end of the war, pic’s submission as a Vietnamese product came as a bit of a surprise. But the film — officially an American/Vietnamese co-production — qualified according to Academy’s rule 12 requiring that “the submitting country … certify that creative talent of that country exercised artistic control of the film.”

Pic was produced by Tony Bui and Open City Films’ Jason Kliot and Joana Vicente; co-produced by Timothy Linh Bui (who co-scripted with Tony Bui); co-exec produced by Charles Rosen; and exec produced by Harvey Keitel through his Goatsingers production banner.

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