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The Unseen River

Giòng Sông Không Nhìn Thấy

Following on from his widely screened and hugely accomplished 2019 short Blessed Land, Phạm Ngọc Lân’s The Unseen River cements the Vietnamese filmmaker’s place as one of the most bold and unique visionaries of contemporary new cinema. The film explores the magic, beauty and intensity of the Mekong River by following several humans and one animal as they all traverse its banks. A young couple visit a pair of monks in a futuristic temple; two former lovers reunite by chance years after their affair; and a spunky black-and-white dog deftly navigates the river landscape tying them all together. Magic and melodrama mix and meld mellifluously along the Mekong.

Director

Phạm Ngọc Lân

Countries

Laos Vietnam

Year

2020

Premiere

UK Premiere

Dialogue Language

Vietnamese

Subtitle Language

Primary Contact

Phạm Ngọc Lân

Distributor

Wouter Jansen