The Living Need Light, the Dead Need Music

  • 20'
  • Vietnam
  • 2014
A colourful funeral procession travels from Ho Chi Minh City for a visual, musical tour of the eccentric funeral traditions and rituals of Southern Vietnam. Cultures linked by the raw symphony of a brass band. The Propeller Group builds an altar to the 'global south' where grief and joy meet on the threshold of life and death.
Director
The Propeller Group
Premiere
European premiere
Country of production
Vietnam
Production Year
2014
Festival Edition
IFFR 2015
Length
20'
Medium
DCP
Language
Vietnamese
Producer
Tuan Andrew Nguyen
Production Company
TPG Films
Sales
TPG Films
Screenplay
The Propeller Group
Cinematography
Phunam
Editor
The Propeller Group
Production Design
The Propeller Group
Sound Design
Otherworld Sound
Music
Tien Dat Band
Website
http://www.the-propeller-group.com/dead-music