music • 21 Mar, 2017
New Doco Remembers Rock Singer Tran Lap
Buc Tuong lead singer passed away one year ago this week
A film about the career of the well-known late composer and singer Tran Lap, along with members of his band Buc Tuong (‘The Wall’) was released this week in Hanoi.
"Yesterday's Story," directed by Dang Linh and Hong Thang, takes fans on an emotional journey that utilises original footage from Tran Lap’s over twenty years as the charismatic frontman of Buc Tuong, one of the most popular Vietnamese rock bands in recent history. Traversing Lap’s ups and downs, the documentary includes interviews with the friends and relatives of the band - notably his wife and sister - and features archival footage shot by the band themselves during their 2004 tour. Also explained are the reasons behind the band’s brief disintegration, and the story behind the famous song ‘Bong Hong Thuy Tinh’.
In addition, a series of events took place prior to last weeks premiere at the National Documentary and Scientific Film Studio of Vietnam, which were aimed at raising funds for childhood cancer patients at K Tan Trieu hospital in Hanoi. Enjoy the documentary trailer below: