BIFF17 The Way Station

30th August, 2017 (15+)
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  • Director Hông Ánh
  • Cast Phḁm Hông Phưóc, Ngọc Thanh Tâm
  • Duration 91 min
  • Rating 15+
  • Language Vietnamese with English subtitles
  • Genre Drama, Film Festival
  • Participating Cinemas Palace Barracks, Palace Centro

Synopsis

Sumptuously lensed by multi-awarded veteran director of photography Ly Thai Dzung, The Way Station is director Hong Anh’s 10-year passion project and debut feature. Hong Anh is highly influenced by Hong Kong director Wong Kar-Wai and is one of Vietnam’s most popular faces and leading actresses with a 20-year career that includes winning the Golden Lotus Award for Best Leading Actress three years consecutively.

Based on a short story with the same name by author Do Phuoc Tien and boasting an exceptional cast, the beautifully stylised The Way Station centres around the crumbling, isolated restaurant White Night and the different lives of those who live and work there, all from disparate origins and gathered in this little village by the sea.

Young Phuoc aimlessly wanders into the restaurant and with adept chopping skills is hired. He quickly discovers there is a mysterious and beautiful woman, Chu, the boss’s daughter, living upstairs. Sharing the living and working space the family and eclectic workers struggle with their own loneliness and unfulfilled dreams. Soon a love triangle struggle commences centred around Chu, and jealousy, payback and violence occurs between Phuoc and the other young man. The boss finds out about his daughter’s secret sex life with the workers and the imperious Chinese descendant father, expertly played by Hoang Phuc, does an unexpected thing.

Awards

Winner Best Film, Best Actor and Best Cinematography: Asean International Film Festival & Awards – AIFFA 2017
In Competition: 11th Asia Pacific Screen Awards

Reviews

  • “The Way Station: Haunting, Seductive, Violent, and Intense!” – Saostar

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