Double Screening: 'Thung lũng hoang vang (Deserted Valley) + 'Chuyện của Pao' (Story of Pao)
Presented by Screen and Sound Cultures
More than sixty years have passed since Vietnamese cinema was established. Despite the challenges faced, Vietnam's generations of filmmakers strive towards a greater global recognition. This series of free screenings focuses on some of the more notable and interesting offerings of this fascinating national cinema.
A story about three lonely teachers and their love.
Director: Pham Nhue Giang
Writer: Quang Lap Nguyen
'Chuyện của Pao' (Story of Pao)
Set in a breath-taking primitive landscape in the mountainous provinces of Vietnam, the film tells the story of a Hmong tribe girl named Pao. She was raised by her stepmother, for her real mother left her when she was little. One day, her stepmother dies in an accident, and she begins to track down her birth mother. But her journey turns out to disclose an unsealed sentimental drama of the family in the past.
Director: Quang Hai Ngo
Writers: Quang Hai Ngo (screenplay), Do Bich Thuy (short story)