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Monsoon

Director: Hong Khaou

Courtesy of: Madman Entertainment | Drama | Gay | Romance | Unclassified 18+ | 85 | UK | 2019

Synopsis

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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Review

A touching, thoughtful and gorgeously shot piece of work. –  Screen International

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