Children of the Mist

Children of the Mist

Czech premiere

What will happen if Di refuses to submit to the traditional kidnapping of brides, which deprives Hmong girls of agency over their own lives?

At 13, Di wants to have fun, get closer to her peers and experience freedom. She is of the Hmong people who live in northern Vietnam, produce natural indigo, and have their own language and customs. During the Lunar New Year celebrations, an ancient tradition comes to life in their culture: underage girls are kidnapped for the purpose of marriage, even though marriage prior to adulthood is illegal. Di does not want to be lured into to the same trap as her sister, who was kidnapped a few years ago, nor does she want to live in a similarly hopeless marriage as her mother’s. Will she succeed in pushing through her own choice and continuing her education? This extraordinarily powerful debut film won the award for best director at last year’s IDFA.

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About the film

Vietnam
2021 / 92 min.

Director
Diễm Hà Lệ

Language
Hmong, Vietnamese

Subtitles
Czech, English

Director

Diễm Hà Lệ

Diễm Hà Lệ

2021 - Children of the Mist
2016 - Beautiful Bed

Screenings

24. 3.
18:00 h
Praha: Světozor VS
Open captions for the Deaf and hard of hearing
Discussion
Diễm Hà Lệ, director
28. 3.
20:30 h
Praha: Ponrepo
Open captions for the Deaf and hard of hearing
Discussion
Diana Cam Van Nguyen, Czech-Vietnamese director, artist and animator
30. 3.
18:00 h
Praha: Atlas MS
Open captions for the Deaf and hard of hearing

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