Taste (Vị) (2021)

  • November 5, 2021 | 8:00 PM - 9:40 PM | Friday
  • Oldham Theatre


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There will be a post-screening discussion with members of the filmmaking team.

Alternative Title: Vị
Director: Lê Bảo
Runtime: 97 minutes
Country: Singapore, France, Thailand, Germany, Taiwan
Language: Yoruba, Vietnamese (with English subtitles)
Rating: R21 (Nudity and Sexual Scenes)



Berlin International Film Festival 2021

Taipei Film Festival 2021

Festival du nouveau cinéma 2021

Full Synopsis

Bassley, a Nigerian footballer, is stuck in the labyrinthine slums of Ho Chi Minh City after a leg injury ends his career. He retreats to a derelict building with four Vietnamese women, Mien, Trang, Hanh, and Thuong, whom he does odd jobs for. Together, they cook, bathe, watch television, have sex, and care for a piglet—each moment a stoicly wordless ritual punctuated by rare peals of hysterical laughter. The world suspended between the five of them becomes a respite, however fragile, from their unsaid yet ever-looming predicaments.

As much a hypnotic study of bodily poetics as it is a rumination on the promises of globalisation and its discontents, this entrancing feature-length debut heralds the arrival of a potent new voice in Southeast Asian cinema.

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