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Má Sài Gòn (Mère Saigon)

Documentary
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Saturday, 13 April | 20:00 La Maison du Cinéma Add to my favourites Buy a ticket

                                    Poster of Má Sài Gòn (Mère Saigon)

Québec cinema

presented by Hydro-Québec

In Saigon, family culture carries on as it has for centuries, even when blood ties are broken. Through a mosaic of intimate portraits, Má Sài Gòn explores humanity’s universal desire for love, acceptance, connection and belonging through an LGBTQ+ lens. The film is a love letter – a bittersweet ode to a comforting yet disturbing mother, to a city that is as liberating as it is oppressive.

Special Jury Prize, National Feature Film Competition – RIDM – 2023
Special mention – Newfest, the New York LGBTQ+ Film Festival – 2023
Official selection – Hot docs Canadian International Documentary Festival – 2023

Director

Khoa Lê

Screenplay

Khoa Lê

Country

Canada - Québec

Year

2023

Duration

1h40

Category

Documentary

Language

Vietnamese, subtitled in French

Distribution

Les Films du 3 Mars
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In the presence of

Khoa Lê

Khoa Lê est un réalisateur et artiste multidisciplinaire québécois né au Vietnam. Ses œuvres abordent les identités plurielles, l’intimité et l’expérience humaine dans toute sa diversité. Son premier long métrage documentaire Bà Nôi (2013), présenté en première mondiale à Visions du réel, a remporté le prix du pluralisme de la Fondation Inspirit du festival Hot Docs en 2013 et le prix du Meilleur espoir Québec/Canada aux Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal la même année.

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  • Saturday, 13 April | 20:00 - La Maison du Cinéma

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