INSTITUT FRANÇAIS BARCELONA
Thursday 4th of November, 17:30h
Director: K. Simon Luang
By Nam Ngum Lake, in northern Laos, France is a young woman desired by two diametrically opposed men. Her destiny leads her to cross the path of Hugo, a Frenchman, in search of the woman who left him a year ago. This drama takes us to Laos, which through its characters tells us about the colonial past of this country and also about the influence that China exerts on its economy. The film links two stories: a love triangle involving a Chinese businessman in love and the crisis of a French marriage.
Born in Laos in 1966, Kiyé Simon Luang arrived in France in 1976. He was a painter, photographer and writer before starting his career in cinema in 2000. He understands photography as an extension of painting and an offspring of writing, laying the foundations of a reflective gaze that unfolds in his cinematographic work. From his childhood in Laos, he retains the taste of an amateur photographer, not subject to the codes of the media. From his attendance to dancers, as a spectator and photographer, he cultivates a certain attachment to the human body as a measure of the world. Finally, his cinema and his writing are nourished by a narrative photography.