Khoa Lê, born in Vietnam but raised in Canada, chronicles his trip to Vietnam, visiting his remote family for the end of the year festivities. He’s recording places and faces, both familiar and foreign, the said and the unsaid. Time has passed, miles too. With the colorful personality of the director’s grandmother, portrait and self-portrait mingle with much humor and emotion. Little by little, the individual quest turns into a sensory experience, through a dreamlike mosaic of kinship, memory and identity.
Khoa Lê was born in Vietnam; he lives and works in Montreal. A videographer, multidisciplinary artist and screenwriter, he has a bachelor’s degree in filmmaking from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and specialized training in film production from the Institut national de l’image et du son (INIS). Lê explores the themes of identity, hybridization and memory through different cinematographic genres.
Lan & Lea (2009), Anna (2010), Je m'appelle Denis Gagnon (2010), Nuits nouvelles (2011), Bà nôi (2013)