Viet Film Fest 2021 [ARCHIVED]

Coming Out, Coming Through

Expired October 31, 2021 6:55 AM
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Viet Film Fest is proud to have accepted several films from LGBTQIA+ filmmakers for the 2021 iteration of VFF. This set contains films made by queer directors that deal directly with queer storylines and subjects, oftentimes blurring the boundaries of genres and in the process. In their own ways, each film is daring - through narrative, aesthetic, and thematic means - in how personal these stories all are.

As Thơ ventures into romance as a Vietnamese-American panromantic asexual/ace, her boyfriend Dylan pressures her to be both sexual and straight, insisting that sex is love and that he’s worthless without it. When she begins a new relationship with the more emotionally-detached Leo, she once again finds her asexuality to be an issue for her partner. But this time, Leo sees her asexuality as an obstacle to fulfilling her purpose as a woman. Questioning whether she's actually who she thinks she is, Thơ is forced to be valued by them or fight for herself.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    8 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Heather Muriel Nguyen, Jake Villadolid
  • Screenwriter
    Heather Muriel Nguyen
  • Producer
    Heather Muriel Nguyen, Jake Villadolid, Linda Wong, Jonathan Andre Culliton
  • Cast
    Heather Muriel Nguyen, Zedakiah Koterba, Malik Tyler, Michelle Fang
  • Cinematographer
    Katherine Dudley
  • Editor
    Heather Muriel Nguyen
  • Composer
    Pablo Langaine
  • Sound Design
    Magely Martinez