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.

The other films shown within Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films 1

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Original title
Nhung lá thu Panduranga
Filmmaker
Nguyen Trinh Thi
Country
Vietnam
Year
2015
Medium
DCP
Length
35’
Language
Vietnamese
Producer
Nguyen Trinh Thi
Production Company
Jeu de Paume, Fondation Nationale des Arts Graphiques et Plastiques, CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux
Sales
Nguyen Trinh Thi
Writer
Nguyen Trinh Thi
Cinematography
Jamie Maxtone-Graham
Sound Design
Nguyen Trinh Thi
Website
http://www.nguyentrinhthi.wordpress.com