Kit (Crazy Rich Asians’ Henry Golding) returns to Ho Chi Minh City for the first time after his family fled the country in the aftermath of the Vietnam-American war. Drifting, aimless and alone, he arranges an on-line date with Lewis, a handsome and sensitive African American clothes designer whose father also fought in the war. Despite some initial tension over their parents’ opposing roles in the conflict, a romance sparks between them, embarking Kit on a personal journey that opens up the possibility for friendship, love and happiness.
Director Hong Khaou (Lilting, MQFF 2015) has created a rich, sumptuous and poignant reflection on the struggle for identity in a place where the past weighs heavily on the present.
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A touching, thoughtful and gorgeously shot piece of work. – Screen International