Good Bye Mother
Director: Trinh Dinh Le Minh
Language: VOSE / VOSC
Van, heir to a Vietnamese clan, returns home from the United States for the first time in 9 years, to help move his father’s grave. Surprise the whole family by arriving accompanied by Ian, a young Vietnamese American. No one knows that Ian is Van’s boyfriend and that both are planning to tell Van’s mother, Ms. Hanh, who hopes her son will marry and become a father to fulfill her duty as heir. To top it all, his grandmother, who has senile dementia, mistakes Ian for her grandson. While desperately searching for the perfect occasion to come out of the closet, Van discovers that Ms. Hanh is seriously ill.
Trinh Dinh Le Minh is an emerging filmmaker from Vietnam. His storytelling short film The Scent of Fish Sauce (2014) has toured prestigious film festivals such as the Palm Springs International Film Festival, the BFI London Film Festival and the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival. His first feature film, Goodbye Mother (2019), has been screened at the Busan International Film Festival and the Hawaii International Film Festival.
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