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The Tree House

Directed by Truong Minh Quý

Vietnam, Singapore, Germany, France, China / 84 mins / PG13 – Brief Nudity

Southeast Asian Premiere

The Tree House

Nhà Cây

Southeast Asian Premiere

Directed by Truong Minh Quý
Vietnam, Singapore, Germany, France, China / 84 mins / PG13 – Brief Nudity

SYNOPSIS

An unnamed narrator finds himself on Mars in 2045 with memories of a past so distant that they feel almost immediate through visual recollections. These images tell of a hauntingly beautiful past in the central highlands of Vietnam as lush mountains flood the screen visually and our ears feast on the soundscape of nature. Rude interruptions of static are brought on, as if epitomising the violence brought on by the Vietnam War and urbanisation.

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At the mercy of such destructive forces are the quiet lives of the indigenous people with their unique customs that have now joined the ghosts in the film; existing viscerally among those who survived. Truong Minh Quý nuances the living and the dead with such intricacy that there seems to be little to no distinction.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Truong Minh Quý is an emerging voice in genre-bending filmmaking. His works explore themes of surrealism and civilisation. This year, the Berlinale Talents alumnus was nominated for Best Emerging Director at the Locarno Film Festival. His short film, Mars in the Well (2014) was featured in the 25th Singapore International Film Festival.

CAST & INFORMATION

Year:

2019

Language(s):

Vietnamese, Ruc, Kor, Jrai

Producer:

Guo Xiao-Dong

Cast:

Ho Van Lang, Cao Thi Hau

Screenwriter:

Truong Minh Quý

Contact Company:

Levo Films

Contact Email:

SCREENING INFO

Filmgarde Bugis Hall 6
Fri, 29 Nov 2019 / 9:30 PM

*Filmmaker in attendance (29 Nov)

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