(Ganh xiec rong)
by Viet Linh
Focus on vietnamese cinema
Director: Viet Linh
Script: Pham Thuy Nhan
Cinematographer: Dinh Anh Dung
Editor: Thien Huong
Music: Hoang Hiep
Cast: Thé Anh, Thai Ngan, Bac Son, Vien Minh
Production: Giai Phong Film Studio
35 mm, B & W, 80 min
OV Vientamese with French Subtitles.
Grand Prize at Swiss Fribourg Film Festival - 1992
A small mobile circus with a troupe of four artists, among whom the owner and a young woman, reaches a tiny lost village where people are terribly hungry. The poor performance of the circus artists fails to thrill the villagers, until the day the owner finds an idea for prestidigitation: rice flowing from a basket in front of the hungry villagers. Young Dat lives alone in his hut where he brings up Poupon, his small sister. Dat believes it is a miracle till the day he discovers the deception, thus the circus troupe is thrown out of the village. The next day, led by the village headman, everybody goes back to work in the paddy fields.