Double Bill: The Future Cries Beneath Our Soil (Mùa Cát Vọng) (2018) and Melody of Change (2016)

  • April 1, 2022 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM | Friday
  • Oldham Theatre


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The short film Melody of Change will screen after the feature film The Future Cries Beneath Our Soil.

The Future Cries Beneath Our Soil (Mùa Cát Vọng) (2018)
Director: Thu Hang Pham
Runtime: 95 minutes
Country: Vietnam
Language: Vietnamese
Rating: NC16 (Some Coarse Language) 


SILVER SCREEN AWARD (Best Director – Asian Feature Film)
Singapore International Film Festival 2018


In a war-torn village of the Quang Tri Province, song and music are commonplace. Five men—each bearing their own scars from the Vietnam War—gather around to share stories of their past over drinks and cigarettes. Rain or shine, these men exchange ballads of love and longing for a painless life. Brotherly camaraderie intertwines with growing disillusionment and regrets as their health deteriorates by the day. Amidst the stagnation of time, a brother is taken away—the village is not the same without his usual songs. What remains is the banality of awaiting closure, in the wounded spirit, and in the degenerating body. 


Melody of Change (2019)
Director: Ka Xiong and Cyril Eberle
Runtime: 16 minutes
Country: Laos
Language: Laotian
Rating: PG 


A mellifluous song brings a divided village together. Hongfa is an enigmatic newcomer in the Khmu and Hmong village of Northern Laos. As she witnesses the cultural clash between villagers and learns of the history beneath their land, Hongfa searches for generative music that would heal the fissures of a community.

Melody of Change highlights the affective qualities of traditional music and cinematically maps these peripheral communities through the musical instruments of the community.

For the full Reframe: INLAND, ISLAND programme, please visit the main programme page here.

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