Director: Bui Thac Chuyen
Country: Vietnam, France, Singapore
Running Time: 116 minutes
Producer: Tran Thi Bich Ngoc
Starring: Le Cong Hoang, Bao Ngoc Doling, Phuong Anh Dao, Ngo Quang Tuan, Ngo Pham Hanh Thuy, Thach Kim Long
Three women, whose lives are unusual and unique to their nature, try to get the attention of their lovers in their estranged and distinct way: Hau and her husband as master and servant; Nhan and her husband as mother and child; Loan and Khang – the man who raped her when she was 12 – as victim and culprit.
Bui Thac Chuyen is a filmmaker from Vietnam. After graduating from high school in 1985, he spent four years studying in the Acting Department of the Hanoi Academy of Theatre and Cinema, and then two further years in the Directing Department from 1997. He began making short films and TV serials in 1991, and his 35mm graduation short film “Night Run” (2000) earned him the first ever Cannes Film Festival prize win by a Vietnamese film director in the Cinéfondation section in 2000. His debut feature-length film “Living in Fear” (2005) also garnered several national and international prizes including the Asian New Talent Award at Shanghai IFF. His second feature “Adrift” (2009) was officially selected in Orizzonti Competition at Venice International Film Festival 2009, and won a FIPRESCI Award. The film was also selected at numerous other film festivals, including Toronto, Vancouver, London, and Rotterdam. In 2022, his film “Glorious Ashes” won the Montgolfière d’Or in Nantes.