Viet Film Fest 2021 [ARCHIVED]

Public Intimacies, Private Tribulations

Expired October 31, 2021 6:55 AM
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In this set of slice-of-life shorts, filmmakers explore unexpected connections forged in public spaces, whether it be grocery stories (Hold Up, Fresh Peaches, Three Fish), empty streets (Malabar), alleyways (Trading-Card Season), or doorways (Moving Mountains). As characters navigate relationships across cultural divides and interpersonal misunderstandings, they also come to a more empathetic understanding of others and themselves.

A shy uni student gets caught up in a robbery at an Asian grocery store as he attempts to ask out his crush.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    11 minutes
  • Language
    English, Vietnamese
  • Country
  • Premiere
  • Director
    Cassandra Nguyen
  • Screenwriter
    Cassandra Nguyen
  • Co-Producer
    Cassandra Nguyen, Alison Rodrigues
  • Cast
    Ming Yang Lim, Keana Pillay, Carina Hoang, Shern Nguyen
  • Cinematographer
    Deland Tay
  • Editor
    Lara Benwell