DeciBel Lounge hosts short film screening, discussion in HCMC

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A film screening and discussion with French directors Stephanie Lanasque and Francois Leroy will take place at 8 p.m. on June 24 in Ho Chi Minh City.

The 14-minute animation film "Red River, Song Hong," by Stephanie Lansaque and Francois Leroy and At Water's Edge by Do Van Hoang will be screened at the event.

"Red River" follows the early hours in Hanoi for three young brothers newly arrived from their home village. Around the Long Bien bridge, which links the city and the countryside they cross the path of a young policeman and a street vendor.

"Red river, Song Hong" is the duo's third movie. Francois Leroy studied animation and Stephanie Lansaque has worked as an art director for magazines.

In 2003, they traveled to Asia for the first time. They loved the atmosphere so much that they decided to make their first animated short film "Goodbye Mister Chu," which deals with Vietnamese traditions and the lost souls festival. This first film has been screened in 57 festivals and won eight awards.

In 2009, they finished their second short movie "Mei Ling," which takes place in Hong Kong. Mei Ling has been selected for screening in more than 150 festivals and won 24 awards.

An island in the middle of the Red River is featured in 25-year-old filmmaker Hoang's At Water's Edge. It is a popular site for people to get together and take a dip in the cool water naked, a place for them to get lost in nature, and share their deepest, most intimate thoughts and feelings, according to a press release from event organizer DeciBel Lounge.

The screening and discussions will take place in both English and Vietnamese. Free entry.

DeciBel Lounge is located on 79/2/5 Phan Ke Binh Street, Da Kao Ward, District 1, HCMC.

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