HN & HCMC – Film Premiere: “Unknown, Presumed French”

HN & HCMC – Film Premiere: “Unknown, Presumed French”

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Hanoi: Mon 03 Jun 2019, 7 pm
24 Trang Tien, Hanoi

HCMC: Thu 06 Jun 2019, 7 pm
31 Thai Van Lung, District 1, HCMC

From Institut français du Vietnam:

Institut français du Vietnam invites you to a special talk with Vietnamese-born French director Philippe Rostan.

Philippe Rostan directed the documentary film “Inconnu, présumé français” (Unknown, presumed French) which tells the story of mixed children born in the Indochina war. This talk aims to introduce the audience to the production and behind-the-scenes process of the documentary, as well as the journey to meet the witnesses appearing in the film.

“Inconnu, présumé français” is a documentary portraying the harsh fate of Eurasian children, whose mother is Vietnamese and father is French, born in the Indochina war. The documentary promises to bring you unforgettable emotions on a war period in Vietnam.

Synopsis: During the Indochina war, thousands of Eurasian children were born to a French father, often unknown, and a Vietnamese mother. Rejected by both the French and Vietnamese communities, their existence represented a threat to the colonial order. As the numbers of mixed children increased, a decree was issued to naturalize them. At the end of the war, they were placed in orphanages and then “repatriated” to France, often against their mothers’ wishes.

Watch the film’s trailer:

The talk will take place right after the film screening.


Time: 7 pm – 8.30 pm
Meet up with the director: 8.30 pm – 9.30 pm
At the auditorium of:
– L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, 03 Jun 2019
– IDECAF, 31 Thai Van Lung, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, 06 Jun 2019

Free entry

Translated by Hanoi Grapevine

IF Hanoi
Institut Français de Hanoi – L’Espace
24 Trang Tien Str, Hanoi
Tel: (84-24) 39 36 21 64
[email protected]


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