Double Screening: 'Gánh xiếc rong' (Travelling circus) + 'Mùa ổi' (Guava house)
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.
An itinerant circus arrived in a village of ethnic minority with the hope to gain some gold. They met village patriarch and got to know that the villagers were in a very need of rice to survive but no jugglery. However, the shows were still held attracting more and more people. They only hoped that they could learn the magic. But no sooner had they realized to be cheated then all the circus ran away.
Director: Linh Viet (as Nguyen Viet Linh)
Writer: Thuy Nhan Pham
'Mùa ổi' (Guava house)
A middle-aged man whose emotional and mental development ended at adolescence becomes obsessed with a guava tree in the yard of his former childhood home. When he is arrested trying sneak into the yard, he forms a unique relationship with the daughter of the home's current resident.
Director: Dang Nhat Minh
Writers: Dang Nhat Minh (novel), Dang Nhat Minh (screenplay)