Flapping in the Middle of Nowhere

  • Đập cánh giữa không trung
  • 3 Sep. Thur. 15:40 Will Hall
  • Vietnam, France, Norway, Germany/2014/102min
  • Director: Nguyen Hoang Diep
  • Cast: Nguyen Thuy Anh, Hoang Ha
  • Award: Selected for the 29th Venice International Film Critics' Week
Young college student Huyen and her porter boyfriend Tung live away from their respective homes in Hanoi but are always hard up. When Huyen realizes that she is pregnant, she does not want the baby. In order to raise money needed for abortion, Tung looks to illegal cockfighting and Huyen prostitution, but a surprising turn of events awaits the young couple. Told from the viewpoint of the young girl, the film has a translunary quality in which dreams and reality intersect.