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Flowing Home (Như một dòng sông)

2021 15 min
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Two sisters grow up in Vietnam and are separated by the war between North and South. After the fall of Saigon in 1975, Thao, in her teens, must leave the country with her uncle. Her sister Sao Maï, only a little older, remains with their parents, hoping they will soon be reunited. But their separation will last nearly 20 years, and the letters they exchange are their only way to connect and relieve their loneliness. Thao and Sao Maï write about their everyday lives, their memories, the war, and its ghosts.

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Flowing Home (Như một dòng sông)

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Two sisters grow up in Vietnam and are separated by the war between North and South. After the fall of Saigon in 1975, Thao, in her teens, must leave the country with her uncle. Her sister Sao Maï, only a little older, remains with their parents, hoping they will soon be reunited. But their separation will last nearly 20 years, and the letters they exchange are their only way to connect and relieve their loneliness. Thao and Sao Maï write about their everyday lives, their memories, the war, and its ghosts.
  • direction
    Sandra Desmazières
  • music
    Manuel Merlot
  • voice
    Sara Martins
    Linh Dan Pham
    Fuchsia
    Binh
  • script
    Sandra Desmazières
  • graphic design
    Sandra Desmazières
  • storyboard
    Sandra Desmazières
  • compositing
    Sandra Desmazières
  • set design
    Sandra Desmazières
  • layout
    Jing Wang
  • layout assistant
    Sofia Gutman
    Anne-Lise Nemorin
  • compositing assistant
    Anne-Lise Nemorin
  • animator
    Sandra Desmazières
    Jing Wang
    Janet Perlman
    Keyu Chen
    Eva Cvijanovic
    Inspidea
    Jean-Jacques Prunès
  • colouring
    Inspidea
    Inès Sedan
  • editing
    Guerric Catala
  • sound editing
    Gwennolé Leborgne
    Alexis Place
    Antoine Citrinot
  • foley
    Nicolas Fioraso
  • re-recording
    Cyril Holtz
  • musician
    Manuel Merlot
    Emmanuel Sauvage
    Hô Thuy Trang
    Mai Thanh Nam
    Lucien Larquère
  • music recording
    Cedryck Santens
  • music mix
    Romain Ghezal
  • foley studio
    MStudios
  • sound engineer
    Thibault Macquart
  • sound mixing studio
    Polyson
  • auditorium technician
    Matthieu Lasausa
  • colour lab
    M141
  • colourist
    Marina Amaro
  • lab
    Royal Post
  • technical director
    Pierre Plouffe
    Éric Pouliot
  • technical specialist - animation
    Yannick Grandmont
  • technical coordinator
    Jean-François Laprise
    Mira Mailhot
  • online editing
    Serge Verreault
  • translation
    Semantikos
  • intern
    Quentin Ledoux
    Fantine Beauvieux
    Madeline Zonzon
    Léonie Siegler
    Raphaël Jouzeau
    Raphaël de Lemos
    Vladimir Roszak
    Camille Bardaud
    Coralie Fadat
  • animation assistant
    Françoise Angenot-Kassab
  • compositing support
    Marie-Aimée Rabourdin
  • editing support
    Matthieu Terrien
  • production assistant
    Fantine Beauvieux
    Sara Skrodzka
  • administration
    Anne-Marie Bousquet
    Mylène Augustin
    Diane Régimbald
    Karine Desmeules
    Camila Blos
  • studio coordinator
    Laetitia Seguin
    Michèle Labelle
  • marketing
    Geneviève Bérard
  • production manager
    Fariza Daguelou
  • producer
    Dora Benousilio
    Julie Roy

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