Days of Rain

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The thirteen-year-old Quynh lives with his family in a simple hut on the riverside of a village in central Vietnam. It's rainy season, the time when their village is repeatedly flooded. To make matters worse, this area is filled with mines and bombs just below the ground. But this year, life can change for the family. A governmental program relocates their village to a new area. A lottery decides who gets the best spots on a safe hill. The family have drawn their luck. Still, building the new house will be a challenge for the entire family. Their meager resources, persistent rain and their superstitions hinder their plans. The village's most reputable fortune-teller advises them to wait until "the day of the cat" to have their groundbreaking. Yet the weather gets worse, and time is short. They have a long road ahead, and only their courage, their optimism, and their belief keep them going.

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  • Original Title
    Days of Rain
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Andreas Hartmann
  • Editing
    Trang Nguyen
  • Sound
    Florian Marquardt
  • Runtime
    72 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Festivals
    • Festivals:
    • Cinéma du Réel 2010, Centre Pompidou, Paris France
    • International Slow Film Festival 2010, Eger Hungary
    • Duisburger Filmwoche 2010, Germany
    • Toronto Reel Asian International Filmfestival 2010, Canada
    • Bergamo Film Meeting 2011, Italy
    • Vientianale International Film Festival 2011, Lao is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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