Adrift / Choi Voi

Bui Thac Chuyen
2009, 110'

Duyên, hast just got married to Hai – a young man who is still very innocent. She thought she was happy, but the shared life of the young couple is soon dotted with flickers of emptiness. They don’t make love like other couples. They are just like two good friends.

Duyên has a girlfriend – Cam, a writer. Cam is older and silently in love with Duyên. She is troubled by a vast emptiness brought about by Duyên’s marriage. In order to hide from Duyên her real feeling – a kind of love deemed immoral by the Vietnamese society, Cam pretends to be tortured by her love for a man named Tho that Duyên meets soon.

With him, for the first time, Duyên discovers her feminity that had been confined until then within the constraints of traditional morality.

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A co production Feature Films Studio n°1 (Vietnam) and Acrobates Films ( France), with the support of Media Vietnam Corp, Hubert Bals Fund and Fonds Sud Cinema.

Selected at Hong Kong Asian Film Forum-HAF on april 2009.

French distributor Floris Films, theatrical release February 2011.

• Fipresci prize Presse Internationale, Mostra Venise – 2009

• Selection World Contemporary Cinema, Toronto – 2009

Duyên : Hai Yen

Câm : Linh Dan Pham

Hai : Duy Khoa

Tho : Jonny Tri Nguyen

Vi : Linh Dung

Hai’s mother : Nhu Quynh

Scriptwriter : Phan Dang Di

Director of photography : Ly Thai Dung

Sound engineer : Arnaud Soulier

Editor : Julie Beziau

Sound editing : Franck Desmoulins

Sound mixing : Roman Dymny

Set designer : Tung La Quy

Music composer : Dai Nguyen Ngoc

Producer Vietnam : Dang Tat Binh

Producer France : Claire-Agnès Queva Lajoumard

Broadcast format : 1:85, 35mm

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