Letters from Panduranga

  • 35'
  • Vietnam
  • 2015
Vietnamese artist Thi Nguyen’s essay film is a quiet meditation on the omnipresence of history and the changing meanings of space. Drawing inspiration from Chris Marker’s Letters from Siberia, Nguyen’s film is a road movie structured by a letter exchange between a man and woman about various Vietnamese provinces, including Ninh Thuan: once the spiritual home of the Cham community, it is now the planned site for Vietnam’s first nuclear power plant.
Director
Nguyen Trinh Thi
Country of production
Vietnam
Production Year
2015
Festival Edition
IFFR 2016
Length
35'
Medium
DCP
Original title
Nhung lá thu Panduranga
Language
Vietnamese
Producer
Nguyen Trinh Thi
Production Companies
Jeu de Paume, Fondation Nationale des Arts Graphiques et Plastiques, CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux
Sales
Nguyen Trinh Thi
Cinematography
Jamie Maxtone-Graham
Sound Design
Nguyen Trinh Thi
Website
http://www.nguyentrinhthi.wordpress.com