Directed by Nghiem-Minh Nguyen-Vo
From acclaimed writer-director Nghiem-Minh Nguyen-Vo (BUFFALO BOY) comes NƯỚC 2030, a film that paints a haunting dystopia that is part love story, part mystery. The sci-fi film opened the Panorama section at the 2014 Berlin International Film Festival. Portraying a future where global warming has led sea levels to rise each year, strong-willed protagonist Sao is trapped both physically and psychologically.
Nước (“water” or “country”) is an apt title for a film where water is both ever-present and absent — from being surrounded by the rising tide to the need for fresh water to grow food. By 2030, half of Vietnam has been submerged under water.
Sao is on a quest to find out how her husband died. She suspects it’s someone working on a floating farm. We follow the story through several flashbacks: First with Sao and Thi, who grew up together; then with Sao and Giang, a college student from Ho Chi Minh City who comes to the farm to research seaweed and who Sao later suspects is her husband’s killer.
— Momo Chang
Expected Guests in Attendance:
Bao Nguyen (Producer): March 13 and March 15 screenings
Nghiem-Minh Nguyen-Vo (Director): March 13 and March 15 screenings
Co-Presenters: SF Green Film Festival
Executive Producer: Dang Tam Chanh, Nguyen The Thanh
Producer: Nghiem-Minh Nguyen-Vo, Bao Nguyen
Writer: Nghiem-Minh Nguyen-Vo
Cinematographer: Bao Nguyen
Music: Inouk Desmers
Cast: Quy Binh, Quynh Hoa, Thach Kim Long, Hoang Tran Minh Duc