Screening of Documentary Films by Síu Phạm

Screening of Documentary Films by Síu Phạm

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Sat 01 Dec 2018, 8 pm
Manzi Art Space
14 Phan Huy Ich, Hanoi

From Manzi:

Manzi Art Space proudly presents two documentary films by director Siu Pham – ‘Swallow an Angel’ and ‘Fog over the Summit’.


Film 1 – Fog over the summit… storm over the land

An amusement park was built in the fog on a mountain. The popular western mode of entertainment seems to integrate into the surrounding Asian landscape.

At the foot of the mountain, a farmer is working hard, trying to plow a small piece of land. On the land he works, there is a dilapidated house where a western painter sets up and uses as his working studio.

Although these two men do not understand each other’s language, a friendship is created between the farmer and the painter based on the mutual respect and the sharing of an emotional connection to nature.

One day, the farmer comes, he informs the painter of his father’s death. Of course, the man cannot assist the funeral, he shared his sadness with the farmer by painting the portrait of his father as a refection of the death.

Meanwhile the amusement park in the mountains continues to entertain the crowd in the fog…

Film 2 – Swallow an Angel

A body and four seasons: Autumn, Winter, Spring and Summer
Suspended in the air, head upside down, seven days for each season, the Butoh dancer realizes her installation.

All films are in Vietnamese with English subtitle.

A talk with Siu Pham will also be held after the screening.


Manzi Art Space
14 Phan Huy Ich, Hanoi
Tel: (024) 3716 3397
Opening hours: 8 am – 10.30 pm everyday


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