Monsoon

Monsoon

United Kingdom | 2019 | 86 min. | Hong Khaou

November 13 - December 10, 2020

Virtual SIFF Cinema

Henry Golding stars as a Vietnamese-born Englishman searching to find some slender connection to his birth nation, following the death of his mother. Struggling to make sense of himself in a city he’s no longer familiar with, he embarks on a personal journey across the country that opens up the possibility for friendship, love and happiness.

Kit (Henry Golding, Crazy Rich Asians) returns to Ho Chi Minh City for the first time since he was six years old when his family fled the country in the aftermath of the Vietnam-American war. There he meets Lee, his estranged second cousin, Linh, a young Vietnamese student, and arranges an online date that turns into something more with Lewis (Parker Sawyers, Southside With You), an American clothing designer. Struggling to make sense of himself in a city he’s no longer familiar with, he embarks on a personal journey across the country that opens up the possibility for friendship, love and happiness.

  • Director: Hong Khaou
  • Principal Cast: Henry Golding, Parker Sawyers, Molly Harris, David Tran
  • Country: United Kingdom, Vietnam
  • Year: 2019
  • Running Time: 86 min.
  • Producer: Tracy O’Riordan
  • Screenplay: Hong Khaou
  • Cinematographers: Benjamin Kračun
  • Editors: Mark Towns
  • Music: John Cummings
  • Filmography: Lilting (2017)
  • Language: English, Vietnamese
  • Has Subtitles: Yes