FVH Film Night: When the Mother is Away (Mẹ vắng nhà)

FVH Film Night: When the Mother is Away (Mẹ vắng nhà)

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Thu 28 Jun 2018, 7.30 pm
Vietnam Feature Films studio (VFS)
No 4 Thuy Khue, Tay Ho district, Hanoi

From the organizer:

You are invited to the screening of film “When the mother is away” (Mẹ Vắng Nhà) by Director Nguyen Khanh Du. This is an event within the Program of Friends of Vietnam Heritage (FVH) in June 2018.

This film (from 1979) is considered one of the most favored films about mothers and children in Vietnamese cinematography. It is the beautiful and poetic story describing the life of Ms Ut Tich living in the Mekong Delta with her five children during the American War. As she had to be away from home in order to carry out the task of transporting bullets for the army in the South for the resistance movement, she assigned her eldest daughter (only 10 years old) the responsibility of looking after the household and caring for her siblings. The end of the film focuses on the eldest daughter’s dreams in which she and her brothers and sisters had the chance to wear clean clothes and go to school. One poignant image also at the end shows all the letters taught at school flying up to the sky turning into pigeons in a time of peace without the sound of war.

The film won the Golden Lotus award at the fifth National Film Festival in 1980 and the Crystal Vase award at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in former Czechoslovakia 1980.

Black & White film with English subtitles

150,000 VND
Maximum 50 people
RSVP to Van: [email protected]

Your reservation is not confirmed until you receive our reply email.
Please arrive by 7.15pm latest to collect and pay for your ticket at VFS. As a courtesy to those on the waiting list – please cancel if you can’t come.

Motorbikes and Cycles
Parking fees @ the Studio – 5,000 vnd motorbike; 2,000 vnd for a cycle; 10,000 vnd for car


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