Looking For You

Directed by Anna Nguyen & Kristine Landon Smith

A bilingual poignant and insightful film that weaves a rich tapestry of intergenerational stories through unfiltered conversations that examine the mother-daughter relationship in Vietnamese culture. Set in a cinematic metaphorical setting of “home”, the film evokes this sacred space where the discussion ranges from survival, shame, sacrifice, and the language of love: food.

The film invites the audience to engage with these stories through the unique technique of headphone verbatim which gathers testimonies from living people. Anna Nguyen & Kristine Landon Smith worked with Vietnamese researchers In Hanoi, London, Manchester and Sydney to conduct interviews that lay the foundations of the content of the film. Universal themes emerge through the specific stories of each mother-daughter relationship, and all expose the common need to understand the past.

Funded by Arts Council England. Supported by New Earth Theatre, HOME Manchester, The Albany and Bankstown Arts Centre

Translated title:
Tìm Hiểu

English and Vietnamese

80 minutes

Country of origin:
Great Britain

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