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Viet And Nam

Directed by Trương Minh Quý
2024
Vietnam, Philippines
129 minutes
Unclassified 18+
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Beautifully shot on 16mm film, Cannes Un Certain Regard contender Việt And Nam tells the love story of two gay mineworkers in Vietnam. A better life in Europe beckons – but at what cost?

Nam and Việt work deep within the bowels of the earth – mining coal in the near dark and in very dangerous conditions. But even in the mines, the two find romantic and erotic moments together, always in the knowledge that they will soon be separated. Nam intends to leave his country and his lover to make a perilous journey to a new life in Europe. Nam is inspired by his cousin already in Europe who sends money back to his mother, so she can afford the best house in the village. But before he can make the move, he must help his mother find the remains of his soldier father – buried in an unknown location deep in the forest. While on this committed search, the past and present mystically connect. Shot on 16mm film by young auteur Trương Minh Quý, Việt And Nam is a tremendously beautiful and atmospheric film to behold, with the visuals matched by a great narrative boldness and confidence.

Limited seats are available for patrons requiring access for wheelchairs, low vision and hearing loop. Please contact our ticketing team directly on 1300 733 733 or tickets@sff.org.au to complete your booking.

Special Guests

Trương Minh Quý
Director
Trương Minh Quý is a Vietnamese filmmaker born in Buon Ma Thuot, Vietnam. His films blend elements of documentary and fiction, the personal and political, within the context of his home country. Trương’s works have been selected for international film festivals and exhibitions; including Berlinale, Locarno, New York, and Busan.
Nguyễn Thị Xuân Trang
Producer
Nguyễn Thị Xuân Trang is a film producer with credits across independent short films, television, and advertisements. Nguyễn co-produced the experimental documentary Tree House (2018), which was selected at Locarno in 2019. She was later part of Locarno’s Open Door Hub in 2021, a program that also earned her the First Prize FAI Producers’ Grant.

Tickets

Sun 9 Jun
8:35pm
State Theatre
Assisted Listening
Wheelchair
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Tue 11 Jun
10am
State Theatre
Assisted Listening
Wheelchair
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Program Strand
Official Competition
Year
2024
Classification
Unclassified 18+
Country
Vietnam, Philippines
Language
In Vietnamese with English subtitles
Director
Trương Minh Quý
Producer
Bianca Balbuena, Bradley Liew
Premiere
Australian Premiere
Genre
Cannes Selected, LGBTQIA+ Films
Company Credits
Sales Agent: Pyramide International
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