The tree house – 2019

First collaboration with Truong Minh Quy, young talented director. Working on sound post-production with Quy was a real pleasure. Sensitive and creative director.

Synopsis

In 2045, a filmmaker lands on Mars and tries to make a film. “Home… Far away from home”, he recalls faces of people, thus a collection of moving images emerge.

“A positive image represents life; its inverted counterpart, the negative image, is death. Or was it the other way around? This melancholic rumination on memory sees no distinction between life and death, the visible or invisible. A man on Mars in 2045 watches footage from Earth he brought with him, recollecting indigenous practices in central highlands in Vietnam. Like a letter, but to whom it is addressed isn’t as clear as its writer’s yearning.”

 

Technical specs

Documentary – Vietnam – Singapore – Germany – France – China
84 minutes -Super 16mm color

Director: Truong Minh Quy
DOP: Son Doan
Sound: Nguyen Huu Loc
Editing: Truong Minh Quy
Sound Design – Mixing : Arnaud Soulier – Ernst Karel
Colorist: Lionel Devuyst
Producer: Xiao Dong Guo – Gregor Streiber

 

Selected Screenings and Awards

Locarno International Film Festival 2019
Singapore International Film Festival 2019
Valladolid International Film Festival 2019
Taiwan International Documentary Film Festival 2020