The Kite Under the Rain (Cánh Diều Mưa)

Narrative

Produced in Thailand | 2018 | 27 min

Language: English, Vietnamese

Sun Oct 16 at 3:30pm-6:00pm

SET 15

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Synopsis

A stuntman finds himself in trouble when a mysterious man suddenly stands between him and his girlfriend in Bangkok.

Cuong Ngo

Director's Biography

Cuong Ngo is a Vietnamese film director who earned a degree in Performing Arts for Theatre & Film (2002) before pursuing his second degree in Film Productions at York University in Toronto, BFA-Honours, with specializations in Directing, Screenwriting & Editing (2009). Ngo has received numerous awards and nominations at international film festivals including the Shanghai International Film Festival's New Asian Talent award on June 20, 2012. Ngo also received the Next Generation Award for Vietnamese Innovation Visionary Award in Toronto, 2012. Cuong Ngo has directed several short films, television commercials, documentaries, music videos, and feature films including The Hitchhiker Project (2008), The Golden Pin (2009), Ngọc Viễn Đông | Pearls of the Far East (2012), Hương Ga | Rise (2014), Ngày Nãy Ngày Nay | The Lost Dragon (2015), Truy Sát | Tracer (2016), and Cánh Diều Mưa | The Kite Under The Rain (2018). Cuong Ngo currently shares his time for work between the United States, Canada, and Vietnam.

Director's Statement

"Love, we say, is life; but love without hope and faith is agonizing death.” – Elbert Hubbard

Love is my muse, an endless source of creative inspiration over time. Love stories are always the guiding candles that we must carefully shield before the wind blows out. From classical to modern time, the works of love between people have always touched the audience.

The Kite Under The Rain is a cinematic work depicting a love story of two Vietnamese in the heart of Bangkok city. He is a stuntman and she is an international student of her last year at musical school. Predestination brings them together and also brings a series of life challenges.

Ananda Entertainment

Producer:

Marie To, Paul Huynh, Bon Nguyen, Nhung Nguyen, Khoa Đăng

Writer:

Nguyễn Thị Như Khanh, Tùng Leo

Cinematographer:

Philip Rang A.C.S

Sound:

Tiikerie Phạm

Editor:

Theophile Guibout

Lead Actor/Actress:

Đan Nguyên, Lilly Nguyen

Supporting Actor/Actress:

Marcus Guilhem, Lam Vissay