Goodbye Mother – 2019

First collaboration with the young director Trinh Dinh Le Minh. First feature film for Minh and a successful comedy!


Van, the heir of a Vietnamese clan, returns home from the US the first time in 9 years for the move of his father’s tomb. The whole family is surprised upon finding him going with a young Vietnamese American named Ian. No one knows Ian is Van’s boyfriend and they plan to come out to Van’s widowed mother Mrs. Hanh, who expects him to get married and have kids to fulfill the heir’s duties. To top it all, his grandmother, who has senile dementia, mistakes Ian for her grandson. While struggling to find the perfect occasion to come out, Van finds out instead that Mrs. Hanh is seriously ill.

Technical specs – IMDB

Fiction – Vietnam – 2019
106 minutes – Color

Director: Trinh Dinh Le Minh
Screenplay: Nhi Bui

Casting : Hong Dao – Lanh Tanh – Vo Dien Gia Huy – NSUT Le Thien – Anh Hong –
Thi Kieu Trinh Nguyen – Linh Ha -Thanh Tu Nguyen – Cong Hoang Le – Nghia Huu –
Thanh Ha Mai -Diep Hoang Nguyen

DOP: Huay Bing Law
Editor: Ngo Quyen
Sound editors: Arnaud Soulier – Hoang Thu Thuy
Mixer: Arnaud Soulier
Music composer: An Ton That
Producers : Trinh Dinh Le Minh – Nhi Bui – Luong Hang Nguyen – Mai Ka Nguyen –
Tran Thi Bich Ngoc – Will Vu

Awards & Selections – IMDB

Release dates – IMDB

Poster Goodbye mother
Poster Thua me con di