L'Espace in Hanoi will screen Vietnamese film Tam hon me ("Mother's Soul") by director Pham Nhue Giang at 8pm on Oct 19.
The 92-minute film, released in 2011, won the Best Actress Award in Dubai Film Festival last year for Phung Hoa Hoai Linh (little daughter Thu).
It tells the story of a mother named Lan who lives with her daughter Thu in a lowland area in the middle of the Red River Delta.
Lan and Thu make a living by buying wholesale groceries early in the morning at the Long Bien Market and reselling them locally throughout the day. But when Lan falls for a driver, she enters a relationship that has no future, and her business suffers as a result.
Trying on her own to make ends meet, strong-willed Thu longs for her mother's affection and in compensation, devotes her affection to her classmate Dang, whom she calls her son. An orphan, Dang also lacks a mother's love.
Language: Vietnamese with French subtitle
Tickets, priced VND10,000 (for students) and VND20 000, are available at 24 Trang Tien Street, Hanoi.