Archive of films Monsoon / Monsoon

United Kingdom
2019, 85 min

Section: Official Selection - Competition
Year: 2019

Kit can’t remember much of his native Vietnam. When he returns to the Land of the Golden Star for the first time in over thirty years, he takes in the local surroundings as any Western tourist would: everything seems remote and alien. A subtle film which records one man’s journey back to his roots as it evocatively mediates the (re)discovery of his identity.


Synopsis

Kit can’t remember much of his native Vietnam. When he returns to the Land of the Golden Star for the first time in over thirty years, he takes in his local surroundings as any Western tourist would: the environment is as exotic as the language is incomprehensible. The aim of Kit’s travels – to find a place to scatter his parents’ ashes – thus becomes part of a journey back to his roots and to the discovery of his identity, which external circumstances have rendered ambiguous and complex. Hong Khaou’s ability to evocatively express the inner transformation of heroes trying to see the way ahead underpins both his debut Lilting and Monsoon, a subtle film about rootlessness, the process of recollection, and finding new contexts that bring a different sense to one’s existence.

Sandra Hezinová

About the director

Hong Khaou (b. 1975, Phnom Penh, Cambodia). Filmography: Summer (2006, short), Spring (2011, short), Lilting (2014, screened at the 49th KVIFF), Monsoon (2019)

Contacts

Protagonist Pictures
48-48 Great Portland Stcy, W1W 7NB, London
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 207 734 9000
E-mail: info@protagonistpictures.com
www: www.protagonistpictures.com

Publicity contact

Sanam Jehanfard


Tel: 00447879023175
E-mail: sanam@protagonistpictures.com

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About the film

Color, DCP
World premiere

Section: Official Selection - Competition
   
Director: Hong Khaou
Screenplay: Hong Khaou
Dir. of Photography: Benjamin Kracun
Editor: Mark Towns
Art Director: Francesca Massariol
Producer: Tracy O'Riordan
Production: Monsoon Films
Coproduction: BBC, BFI, Sharphouse
Cast: Henry Golding, Parker Sawyers
Sales: Protagonist Pictures
Contact: Sanam Jehanfard

Guests

Hong Khaou

Film Director

Tracy O'Riordan

Producer


Dave Bishop

Sanam Jehanfard

Sales Agent


Grace Bridger

Assistant Producer

Camille McCurry

Agent


Rowan Woods

Film Institution Rep.

Paul Ridd


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