Films

Father and Son

Father and Son, "Cha Cõng Con"

Synopsis

Director

Moc is a rural river fisherman in Vietnam raising his son Ca in harmony with the land. Ca has a little yellow chick for a friend and enjoys running after airplanes in the sky every day, calling them birds from the city. When Ca falls ill, Moc must make the harrowing journey to the city with his son in order to seek treatment.

„The story about „Father and Son“ is told in idyllic way. On a picturesque river, the father and the son fish for their life. The son, he likes to chase after those faraway airplanes flying in the sky across the area.

Through many times hearing the story of blind uncle referred to an unknown urban city life, where there would be a highest future house that could reach the sky, he nurtures the dream to see the „iron nest“ of that something bird alike and climb to the top of the highest building of the city.

The incident I saw when I was a child is one of those reasons that urge me to make this movie. There was a son holding a wooden bar hitting his father’s head until he falls down in front of old mother’s tearful eyes. At that time I painfully felt the sense of powerlessness. In Vietnam society today, the act of violence from the parents, children’s mistreat to their parents, family separation happen every day. Those are the drives for me to make this movie, I have faith that my movie will contribute to create huge impact, calling people to cherish family relationship, provoke affection inside every human being not only in Vietnam, but more in global term. …“ – Luong Dinh Dung, film director

Vietnam has submitted the film as a candidate for foreign language film Oscar.


 

Luong Dinh Dung

(b. 1973, Tuyen Quang, Vietnam) started writing poems and short stories at the age of 12. In the period of 
1989 – 1996, he had taken different types of job such as gold miner, red ruby digger, kung fu master and then he worked at different positions of a porter, a blacksmith and a mechanic at a local company. During the period, he published his first novel named „The Ownerless Girls“. In 2004 one of his short films named „Red Happiness“ was received the Merit Award given by Vietnam Cinema Association and selectively screened at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival. He finished his studying and got the Master of Fine Arts at the Hanoi Academy of Movie and Theatre University in 2010. „Father and Son“ is his very first featured film which has been prepared for more than 10 years which is based on his short story written in 1995.

 

 

 

 

Filmography

  • Cha Cõng Con (Father and Son, 2017)

Schedule

29.11.2017
18:15 - 20:05
Tallinn, 
Apollo Kino Solaris
Hall 4
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 131101
Guests (5)
Sold out
Movie guests:  Director Dinhdung Luong, Producer Thihuong Nguyen, Cast Thichunglan Luong, Le Ngoc Trong, Luong Thi Thanh
01.12.2017
17:45 - 19:35
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 9
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 150601
Guests (5)
Sold out
Movie guests:  Producer Thihuong Nguyen, Director Dinhdung Luong, Cast Thichunglan Luong, Luong Thi Thanh, Le Ngoc Trong
Screenings with guests might end later than expected.

Programme

Special Screenings

Film info

Country: Vietnam
Year: 2016
Duration: 90 minutes
Language: Vietnamese
Director: Luong Dinh Dung
Producers:  Nguyen Chi Dung, Nguyen Thi Huong  
Writers:  Bui Kim Quy, Luong Dinh Dung  
DOP: Ly Thai Dung
Montage: Pham Thi Hao, Julie Beziau
Composer: Lee Dong June
Cast:  Ngo The Quan, Do Trong Tan
Production: Tuvan Television Advertising Company Limited

Synopsis

Director

Moc is a rural river fisherman in Vietnam raising his son Ca in harmony with the land. Ca has a little yellow chick for a friend and enjoys running after airplanes in the sky every day, calling them birds from the city. When Ca falls ill, Moc must make the harrowing journey to the city with his son in order to seek treatment.

„The story about „Father and Son“ is told in idyllic way. On a picturesque river, the father and the son fish for their life. The son, he likes to chase after those faraway airplanes flying in the sky across the area.

Through many times hearing the story of blind uncle referred to an unknown urban city life, where there would be a highest future house that could reach the sky, he nurtures the dream to see the „iron nest“ of that something bird alike and climb to the top of the highest building of the city.

The incident I saw when I was a child is one of those reasons that urge me to make this movie. There was a son holding a wooden bar hitting his father’s head until he falls down in front of old mother’s tearful eyes. At that time I painfully felt the sense of powerlessness. In Vietnam society today, the act of violence from the parents, children’s mistreat to their parents, family separation happen every day. Those are the drives for me to make this movie, I have faith that my movie will contribute to create huge impact, calling people to cherish family relationship, provoke affection inside every human being not only in Vietnam, but more in global term. …“ – Luong Dinh Dung, film director

Vietnam has submitted the film as a candidate for foreign language film Oscar.


 

Luong Dinh Dung

(b. 1973, Tuyen Quang, Vietnam) started writing poems and short stories at the age of 12. In the period of 
1989 – 1996, he had taken different types of job such as gold miner, red ruby digger, kung fu master and then he worked at different positions of a porter, a blacksmith and a mechanic at a local company. During the period, he published his first novel named „The Ownerless Girls“. In 2004 one of his short films named „Red Happiness“ was received the Merit Award given by Vietnam Cinema Association and selectively screened at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival. He finished his studying and got the Master of Fine Arts at the Hanoi Academy of Movie and Theatre University in 2010. „Father and Son“ is his very first featured film which has been prepared for more than 10 years which is based on his short story written in 1995.

 

 

 

 

Filmography

  • Cha Cõng Con (Father and Son, 2017)