La Dérive

The film called “Troi” (La Dérive) focuses on the life of Ly Hung, an artist who plays traditional instruments on floating market- which UNESCO recognizes as intangible cultural heritage. However, the trade in floating markets is increasingly difficult due to the urbanization of the town. Ly Hung struggles hard to earn a living for his family. In depression, he then ended up turning to an alcoholic and an abusive husband to his wife and children. At the end of the film, a tour promoting traditional folk music came to asked Hung to perform his talent for foreigners to understand about his village’s culture. The film ending opens a possible future for Hung himself and other poor villagers on that floating market.

  • Thang Huy Vo
    Director
  • Thang Huy Vo, Tuyen Dinh Le
    Writer
  • Tuyen Dinh Le
    Producer
  • Luom Van Le
    Key Cast
    "Hung Ly"
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature, Short
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 15, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    200 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Viet Nam
  • Country of Filming:
    Viet Nam
  • Language:
    Vietnamese
  • Shooting Format:
    mp4
  • Aspect Ratio:
    9:16
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Vertical Short Film Competition
    Angoulême
    France
    September 9, 2019
  • Vertical Short Film Competition
    Angoulême
    France
    September 9, 2019
    Best short film
Director - Thang Huy Vo