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22 April 19:15
26 April 22:20
TASTE
VI

Director: LÊ BAO
CHINA (TAIWAN), GERMANY, THAILAND, FRANCE, SINGAPORE, VIETNAM
2021, 97'

The slums of Ho Chi Minh City are bleak, unwelcoming spaces that don’t let in much sunlight. A Nigerian man goes about his day, apparently familiar with his environment. He and the young son he left back home seem to be used to the meagre interaction that video calls allow. When his contract with a football team is terminated, he moves in with four middle-aged Vietnamese women. Together they revert to a primal state: cleaning, cooking, eating and sleeping together, and having sex.

L? Bao was born in 1990 in Vietnam. He learnt about cinema by watching foreign language films on his computer and became a cinephile. When he was 20, he borrowed an old camera and made his first short film. His short films “Coal” and “Scent” were shot in the area where he grew up. «Taste» is his debut feature film.

CameraVINH PH?C NGUYEN
ProducerWEIJIE LAI,
THJ PHUONG THAO ?ONG
CastOLEGUNLEKO EZEKIEL GBENGA,
THI MINH NGA KHUONG,
THI DUNG LE
ProductionLE BIEN PICTURES,
E&W FILMS
World salesWild Bunch,
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