HA NOI (VNS) — On Thursday, January 29, Hanoi Cinematheque will screen the classic Vietnamese movie Doi Cat (Sandy Lives).
This complex, engaging film from the late 90s confronts the long-lasting effects of war on people's lives.
In a sea-side village somewhere in central Viet Nam, a man returns to his wife after being cut-off for decades by the American War. His life has moved on – he has married again and had a child – and so has she. Torn between a sense of duty to their past-selves, and the knowledge that those people and that time are gone forever, the characters struggle to reconcile the old with the new.
Sandy Lives is full of subtleties and cultural insights, particularly enlightening for non-Vietnamese curious about a complex war that divided a nation.
The movie will be screened in Vietnamese with English subtitles, and will follow with a Q&A session with director Thanh Van.
Entrance: VND150,000. Hanoi Cinematheque is located at 22A Hai Ba Trung Street (at the end of the alley leading to the Artist's Hotel). — VNS