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Her Name is Like a Sigh

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Ha, an overworked Vietnamese nail salon proprietor, reevaluates her life and marriage in an unexpected mid-life crisis prompted by a new customer.

 

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Community Partner

Director
Cast

Hang Pham, Tuan Luu, Helena Marie

Credits
Country of Origin

Canada

Year

2023

Language

In English and Vietnamese with English subtitles

Film Contact
18+
17 min

This short is featured in:

VIFF Short Forum: Program 4

To locate one’s self, the desire to be seen and the need to hide one’s desires are in constant negotiation.

 

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Credits

Producer

Shay Scholes, Jaymee Mak, Alex Tseng, William Leung, Solara Thanh-Binh Dang

Screenwriter

Solara Thanh-Binh Dang

Cinematography

Belen Garcia, Indiana Camilleri

Editor

Duy Tong, Solara Thanh-Binh Dang

Producer

Samantha Lam

Art Director

Jude Hujaij

Director

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Solara Thanh-Bình Đặng

Solara Thanh-Bình Đặng (she/they) is a Vietnamese-Chinese writer and director. Her work is largely informed by the emotional experiences of women and she is currently most inspired by themes of nostalgia, violence, femininity, and failed romance. She is currently writing a short film and developing her debut feature film which will be a Vietnamese-Canadian production. Solara has her cat manager Mei Mei to thank for keeping her on top of deadlines.

Filmography: Sunny (2020); Sóng Xô (2022); Her Name is Like a Sigh (2023); Lệ (2022)

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