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Finding Julia: In Manhattan, Eurasian acting student Julia Chamonix (Ha Phuong) is unable to enjoy the privileged life she shares with her doting father (Andrew McCarthy). Haunted by the tragic early death of her mother-a former star actress and singer in Vietnam-and likewise haunted by a secret desire she has to hide from the world, Julia struggles in her acting studies under renowned coach Igor (Richard Chamberlain). However, her ambitions to emulate her mother's success are thwarted by her severe difficulties with the English language. Her only confidante is her wise Vietnamese grandmother (Kieu Chinh), but even with her she limits what she confides. Meanwhile she begins to experience recurrent nightmares in which she relives the car accident that killed her mother. Caught between two very different cultures, East and West, Julia questions if she will ever fit in anywhere. As she attempts to understand who she is and how to forge a more confident identity from both parts of her birthright, her father falls in love with an American woman, Jennifer (Paula Devicq). Fearing abandonment, Julia's secret obsession spirals out of control as she hears voices berating her and playing into her darkest fears. When her grandmother suddenly dies, and an accident causes another unexpected death, Julia is brought to the edge of madness. Will her life also end tragically, or will she be able to overcome her terrible duality? Where will she go and how will she finally find peace? The surprising conclusion to the heart-pounding drama makes it not only an unforgettable story, but also, on the deepest subconscious levels, speaks to the plight of millions of men, women, young adults and teens who are caught between cultures, who likewise feel "different", and who are struggling to find a place in the world.

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Academy Award Finding Julia

Cast & Crew

Igor Sunara

Writing Credits:
Kieu Chinh (writer)
Andrew Craft (screenplay)
Minh Ngoc Nguyen (writer)
Ha Phuong (original story & screenplay)

Ha Phuong
Andrew McCarthy
Richard Chamberlain

Finding Julia The Movie


The Hollywood Times

Ha Phuong, Asian Superstar in the film, “Finding Julia”

By Jules Lavallee – December 13, 2019

Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 12/12/19- Ha Phuong, a petite dynamo with a huge heart and a big name in her native Vietnam is now a deeply entrenched New Yorker.  A superstar in parts of Asia, “HP,” as she is known to her friends, is an accomplished actress, singer and now movie producer: her soon-to-be released feature film, a dramatic thriller in which she stars, is called Finding Julia.  

Share your upbringing.

Ha Phuong: I was born into a family with a long artistic tradition as well as talent and ambition. My father is musician Tran Quang Hien. In time she, along with her two sisters, Cam Ly and Minh Tuyet, became famous singers of contemporary Vietnamese music, separately and together.

Read the full interview here…

Hollywood Times interview Ha Phuong

Finding Julia talk show CBN part 1

Finding Julia talk show CBN part 1

Finding Julia Movie Trailer (Hp Official)

Finding Julia 30 seconds Movie Trailer (Hp Official)

Finding Julia phien ban tieng Anh quang cao tieng Viet (Hp Official)

Lost In A Dream – Karaoke Male

Lost In A Dream – Karaoke Female

Memories of Love – Facebook

The Asian World Film Festival Announces the World Premiere of Finding Julia Starring Vietnamese Actor/Singer, Ha Phuong, October 28



Lost In A Dream

“Lost in a Dream” Karaoke Competition Winners Announced
Live performance was given: April 15, 2018

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