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2017 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

Father And Son


Directed by Luong Dinh Dung

LAAPFF Best of the Fest in OC / Vietnam / 2016 / 90 mins / Vietnamese with English subtitles / Color / 1.85:1, D-Cinema

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CGV Buena Park
May 6, 2017 4:30 pm


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 Producer Huong Nguyen in attendance!

This Vietnamese postmodern fable, augmented by the ethereal cinematography of Ly Thai Dung, conjures the spiritual beauty of the familial bond depicted in Alexander Sokurov’s MOTHER AND SON and it’s sequel of the same name. Director Luong Ding Dung’s portrayal of the family unit,  however, extends tactilely beyond to the community at large. Moc and Ca live in a small fishing village where neighbors and friends eat together, talk about what is going on in their lives, and share advice freely.  They conduct their lives seemingly in tune with the rhythm of their natural environment, which while untainted by the cares of the modern world, proves treacherous and merciless. Residing in the heart of hurricane terrain and subject to its constant whims, casualties to life and property remain commonplace yet folks persist in their goal to live a peaceable life.  All is disruptive when Ca falls ill and his father whisks him away to the big city where his prognosis bodes doom not just for child but maybe, as we may infer, a way of life. Evoking a nostalgia for 1980s post-war films like WHEN THE TENTH MONTH COMES by Dang Nhat Minh, the core values of that iconic Italian neorealist film,  BICYCLE THIEVES, live on here.

Lindy Leong


Community Partner: Vietnamese American Arts and Letters Association (VAALA) 

Director's Bio

Master of Fine Arts at Hanoi Academy of Movie and Theatre.


+ Short Film “Boat man”: Excellent Film Award in 29th Tokyo International Film Festival (2007)

+ Short Film “Red Happiness”: Merit Award given by Vietnam Cinema Association and selectively screened at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival (2004), the Biggest Short Film Festival on the Global

+ Red Xam: The notable art of singing “Xam” in Vietnam


Executive Producer: Nguyen Chi Dung
Producer: Huong Nguyen
Post Producer: Nguyen Thi Huong
Director: Luong Dinh Dung
Cinematographer: Ly Thai Dung
Screenwriter: Bui Kim Quy, Luong Dinh Dung
Script Consultant: Pilar Alessandra
Composers: Lee Dong June
Editors: Julie Beziau, Pham Thi Hao
Visual Effects: Kantana Post Production
Sound Effects: Leadsound
Production House: Tuvan Media & HMSP

Dates & Times


CGV Buena Park
May 6, 2017 4:30 pm