Monsoon

Hong Khaou

Hong Khaou

Director

Country

United Kingdom

Format

Feature film

Year

2020

Duration

1 h 26 mins

Previous Festivals/Awards

Stream

International Showcase

Interests

Asian, Gay, Romance

Kit (Henry Golding) returns to his native Ho Chi Minh City for the first time since childhood to scatter his parents’ ashes across a city that is completely foreign to him.

Decades after he and his parents fled the Vietnam War, Kit finds himself on an emotional journey that takes him back to his roots in search of a connection with a culture and country that is no longer entirely his. Unable to speak his native language, he nevertheless attempts to reconnect with family members and meet new people, striking up a budding romance with a handsome expat named Lewis (Parker Sawyers). Through these new relationships and conversations, Kit attempts to process his loss and find new hope in the future.

Informed by personal experience, which found his own family relocating as political refugees to the United Kingdom in the 1980s, filmmaker Hong Khaou (Lilting) paints an intimate and evocative portrait of displacement and the rootless experience of immigration.

Oct 1st, Noon to Oct 11th, 11:59 PM (ET)
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