Current & Upcoming Films
Vietnamese Film Fest: Best of Yxine Film Festival — Five Shorts
From the Best of Yxine Film Festival! Nguy?n ?ình Anh‘s UNCLE & SON (2012 | Vi?t Nam | drama | 15 min) shows a boy’s tragic decision to bring a better life to his uncle, with unforeseen consequences. The film is full of emotions, typical of the folklore of Southern Vietnam. It also invites thinking about social prejudice and lack of empathy for humans who are different. Nghiêm Qu?nh Trang’s UN INTERROGATOIRE (2011 | Czech, France, Vi?t Nam | psychological drama | 15.5 min) uses flashback to show the memories, deceptions, and realities underlying a young newlywed Vietnamese student’s residency permit interview in France, after she marries a young Frenchman. The filmmaker gradually leads viewers into Minh’s puzzling and troubled inner world. ?? Qu?c Trung’s ON DUTY WITH SHU QI (2012 | Vi?t Nam | drama | 22 min) addresses the sexual awakenings of teens in a straightforward manner. These initial contacts, whether surprising or daring, honest or cheeky, are only the foundation for two lonely individuals—a weird guy and an infamous hot girl in high school—to find their way to each other, in defiance of everything. Tr?n Ng?c Sáng’s GO PLAYING WITH ICE (2011 | Vi?t Nam | drama | 11.5 min) revolves around three generations of ice deliverers, within the engaging landscape of the south. The film also poses several questions regarding the role of passion at work – one thing that is gradually fading away in the feverish urbanization of a changing city. Tr?n D?ng Thanh Huy’s 16-30 (2012 | Vi?t Nam | action | 17 min) follows young boys selling betting results—16:30 is not only their starting time for work, it is the time TV stations broadcast lotto results.