Monsoon

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Certificate12A
Year2019
GenreDrama
DirectorHong Khaou
WritersHong Khaou
LanguageEnglish, Vietnamese
CountryUK
Running Time1HR 25MINS
SeasonMain Programme
Audio Accessible

Rising star Henry Golding (Crazy Rich Asians) plays a man on a search for belonging as he returns to the country of his birth in a tender and visually stunning drama from Lilting director Hong Khaou.

Returning to Ho Chi Minh City for the first time since he was six years old, Kit (Golding) embarks on a personal journey to find the perfect spot to disperse his recently deceased mother’s ashes. Having fled the country in the aftermath of the Vietnam-American war, Kit struggles to make sense of himself in a city he no longer recognises. Yet, while on his journey, he encounters a series of people who might open his eyes to the possibility of love and happiness.

A graceful and rich film, anchored by a typically charming and understated performance from Golding, Monsoon tackles themes such as cultural identity and the power of legacy with a delicacy that will linger long in the memory.

“A fascinating and thoughtful follow-up to Khaou's well-received debut feature… a glorious moment of cinema.” - Boyd van Hoeij, Hollywood Reporter

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