06-24 November 2019

GOODBYE MOTHER

GOODBYE MOTHER

Thưa Mẹ Con Đi

Southeast Asian Showcase
Dinh Le Minh Trinh

Vietnam

2019 / 106’ / North American Premiere / Viêt Namese
First feature

GOODBYE MOTHER
GOODBYE MOTHER

After a long stint abroad in the United States, a young man named Van returns to Vietnam to attend his father’s memorial ceremony. Life in his home village has notably declined in his absence: his grandmother suffers from dementia and his relatives appear to be mixed up in the latest get-rich-quick scheme. While his mother is pleased that his son has returned home and hopes his stay will be indefinite as she struggles to cope with life without her husband, she restrains herself from inquiring further about the overly affectionate and attentive handsome overseas-born Vietnamese man named Ian her son brought home with him. 
A critical and commercial success in Vietnam and premiering at the Busan International Film Festival in October 2019, GOODBYE MOTHER is a landmark in inclusive storytelling for the region, notable for representing queer characters and experiences without relying on tired stereotypes or overtly sexualized performances. Through lush cinematography and careful direction by newcomer Trinh Dinh Le Minh, this family dramedy film explores themes of autonomy, masculinity, and the perpetual challenges of filial obligation through masterful filmmaking.

Screenings
Saturday 9 17:30 - 19:36Regal Dole Cannery 18
Thursday 14 15:30 - 17:36Regal Dole Cannery 18
DirectorDinh Le Minh Trinh.
CastLanh Thanh , Dien Gia Huy Vo, Hong Dao , Hong Anh , Kieu Trinh, Thanh Tu , Ha Linh , Cong Hoang Le and Thien Le.
ScreenplayNhi Bui.
CinematographerHuay-Bing Law.
EditorQuyen Ngo.
MusicAn Ton That.

Producers ... NGUYEN Mai Ka, NGUYEN Hang Luong, Nhi BUI
Executive Producer ... TRAN Thi Bich Ngoc

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