Song Lang (Song Lang)
Vietnamese, romantic drama, 100 minutes, 2018
Subtitles: Hungarian / English
Age limit: not recommended for children under 16 years of age
Directed by Leon Le
Starring Kim Chi, Isaac, Vu T. Le Thi, Lien Binh Phat, Phuong Minh
Saigon in the 1980s was hit hard by the American embargo. In the darkness of the local underworld, the only ray of light is the performances of the traditional folk opera company.
An unlikely friendship is intertwined between the cash-striker and the company’s celebrated actor, bringing unexpected feelings to life in both of them. They both have similar pasts and childhoods, but life destined a radically opposite fate for them.
Song lang in the Vietnamese language is both a percussion instrument of folk opera and also means “two men”. First film director Leon Le’s film has garnered more than 25 awards from the Beijing International Film Festival to the LGBTQ Film Festival in San Francisco.