03-11-2022, 16:00 h.
The film narrates three stories: Send-off, Nether-world, and This-World. Death and its corresponding rituals run through these stories: a woman whose son insists on his cremation; the widow of a young worker who brings his ashes to the village of his ancestors and a desperate painter who loses her lover. The respective rituals try to ensure that the living and the dead can find peace. The changes in the way of understanding life after death in recent times have their replica in urban life and rural life in a country dominated by the consumer society.
Kim Quy Bui (Vietnam, 1983) graduated as a screenwriter from the Hanoi Film and Theater Academy in 2006. In 2013, he wrote and directed his first feature film, The Inseminator, which received the Best Cinematography award at the ASEAN International Film Festival 2014 and was presented in competition at the Busan International Film Festival the same year. His latest feature film, Memoryland, was supported by Berlinale Talents lents.