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Poetic Visions: Focus on Le Bao
October 22, 2021 | 8am-9:30am EDT (8pm-9:30pm SGT)

'Poetic Visions: Focus on Le Bao' is an online film webinar highlighting the earlier works of Vietnamese filmmaker Le Bao’s short films, 'Coal' and 'Scent.' Join us as the dialogue uncovers Le Bao’s interest and ideals pertaining to cinema, the gritty realities and emotional nuances of his films.
The webinar will be in conversation with Le Bao and Thy Phu, Professor of Media Studies at the University of Toronto, Scarborough, with English - Vietnamese interpretation. The session will be moderated by Leong Puiyee, Senior Manager and film programmer at Objectifs.


Confined in a small space, a father struggles with his drug addiction while his son tries hard to take care of him. Feeling distressed, the son decides to sell their pigs to earn some money in order to send his father to rehab. However the father tries to hinder the son and the pigs start to escape.

Two homeless and pregnant girls adrift in life and in a canal, meet. When one disappears, what’s left is the memory of the emotional ties they have formed, and the brief scent of the other.

The event is co-hosted by the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Minnesota and Objectifs and supported by the Centre for Southeast Asian Studies at the Asian Institute, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, University of Toronto.

Le Bao’s films will be made available to watch for free on the Objectifs Film Library from 4 to 24 Oct, 23:59h. You will receive the screening links upon registration.

PLEASE NOTE: This event does not include live screenings of the films; attendees are encouraged to watch them prior to the online session.

'Taste,' Le Bao’s first feature will be screening at the Asian Film Archive from 23 October - 5 November 2021. For more details, visit https://www.asianfilmarchive.org/

Oct 22, 2021 08:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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