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Adrift

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GLOBAL LENS 2010

ADRIFT
Bui Thac Chuyen, Vietnam, 2009

BECLOUD
Alejandro Gerber Bicecci, Mexico, 2009

GODS
Josué Méndez, Peru, 2008

LEO'S ROOM
Enrique Buchichio, Uruguay, 2009

MASQUERADES (EDU)
Lyes Salem, Algeria, 2008

MY TEHRAN FOR SALE (EDU)
Granaz Moussavi, Iran, 2009

OCEAN OF AN OLD MAN (EDU)
Rajesh Shera, India, 2008

ORDINARY PEOPLE
Vladimir Perisic, Serbia, 2009

THE SHAFT
Zhang Chi, China, 2008

SHIRLEY ADAMS (EDU)
Oliver Hermanus, South Africa, 2009

 
 

Adrift (Choi Voi)
A film by Bui Thac Chuyen

Vietnamese, with subtitles in English
Vietnam, 2009 (110 minutes)

Synopsis
Soon after her wedding, newlywed Duyen’s excitement begins to fade as she realizes her young husband is not only sexually naïve, but overly occupied by his job and doting mother. As her marriage goes unconsummated and her emotional isolation grows, she reaches out to her closest girlfriend, Cam, who secretly desires her, but pushes her into the arms of a dangerous and provocative suitor. The resulting sexual awakening and infidelity puts Duyen in a precarious love triangle, challenging her notions of conventional relationships and also the stability of her new family. Saturated with erotic tension, director Bui Thac Chuyen’s sensuous and absorbing second feature traces the emotional and psychological landscapes of lust and desire, weaving an atmospheric tale of love and life in modern Hanoi.

About the Director
Bui Thac Chuyen was born in Hanoi, Vietnam in 1968. He began his film career in 1991 with the short film Eternal Sadness, which won the Golden Swift Wing Prize at the 1st National Viet Nam Festival of Short Movies. His debut feature film, Living in Fear was awarded the Asian New Talent Prize for Best Film in the 2006 Shanghai International Film Festival. Adrift is his second feature film.

Principal Cast

 

Duyen
Cam
Hai
Tho

Do Hai Yen
Linh-Dan Pham
Nguyen Duy Khoa
Johnny Tri Nguyen

Crew

 

Director
Writer
Producers
Cinematographer
Editor
Sound
Music

 

Bui Thac Chuyen
Phan Dang Di
Dang Tat Binh, Claire-Agnès Lajoumard
Ly Thai Dung
Julie Beziau
Arnaud Soulier
Hoang Ngoc Dai

 
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