Goodbye Mother

Thưa mẹ con đi

Directed by Trinh Dinh Le Minh

Cast: Hong Dao, Lanh Thanh, Vo Dien Gia Huy.

Streaming September 26–29

Have the tissues ready for tears of laughter and heartache as you travel into the world of Trinh Dinh Le Minh’s heart-melting romantic dramedy, GOODBYE MOTHER. After living in the United States for several years, Nâu returns to his childhood home in the picturesque countryside of Vietnam. With him is Ian, Nâu’s handsome “friend” that his traditional family instantly warms to. Nâu’s family badgers him with questions of marriage and children, oblivious to the true purpose of his return to Vietnam: to come out as gay. Acutely aware of his family’s expectations, Nâu feels the weight of his entire family’s future on his shoulders and procrastinates revealing the truth. At the crack of dawn, Nâu’s alarm goes off, a poignant reminder that he must now slip away and leave the warmth of his boyfriend Ian’s side for his own cold empty bed. Showering together offers the only safe haven for the two to unleash their desires after an endless day of repressing their queerness. Luckily, Nâu’s lovable grandma becomes a surprising ally and shines a light of hope on the idea that traditional patriarchal values can never compete with the strength of a loving bond.

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