Viêt Linh Nguyen
Việt Linh (Nguyễn Việt Linh), born 1952 in Saigon, in the time of French Indochina, is a Vietnamese film director. She started working in cinema beginning in 1971. Between 1980 and 1985, she studied at the VGIK in the former Soviet Union, graduating in 1985. She then began working for Vietnam's state-owned Giải Phóng Film Studio in Ho Chi Minh City. She has completed seven feature films since 1986 and is currently involved in editing books about cinema for Vietnamese readers. Her 1999 film The Building was entered into the 21st Moscow International Film Festival.
Dat and his sister live with their eternally drunk father in a small village in the Vietnamese mountains. One day a travelling circus appears. Dat makes friends with the girl from the circus: He hopes to get behind the trick with which the jugglers suddenly conjure up rice for everyone from an empty basket. Could Dat and his sister, could all the starving people from now on have enough to eat through this incredible miracle? Dat is bitterly disappointed: everything was just dizziness and lazy magic. More