“Extraordinary… stunning. A film so accomplished that it beggars belief this is a debut feature. Heralds a bold, accomplished new voice in Asian cinema, someone we are sure to encounter again on the biggest stages of the world." - Ankit Jhunjhunwala, Screen Anarchy

“An instant masterpiece. There’s a healthy dose of Apichatpong Weerasethakul, a spoonful of Bi Gan, and even a few drops of Tsai Ming-liang.” - Marc van de Klashorst, International Cinephile Society

After an accident claims the life of his sister-in-law and leaves his five-year-old nephew an orphan, Thiện sets off on a journey to his rural hometown to find his long-missing brother. Winner of the prestigious Camera d’Or at Cannes, Phạm Thiên Ân’s lyrical and delicate exploration of faith begs comparison to the work of Thai auteur Apichatpong Weerasethakul, but sings in a voice all its own, offering an evocative reverie on loss, nature, and life itself, expressed with uncommon invention and depth. Film Center exclusive. 

Awards & Nominations

Winner - Camera d'Or, Cannes Film Festival
Official Selection - New York Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival

The Film Center is ADA accessible. This presentation will be projected without open captions. The theater is hearing-loop equipped. For accessibility requests, please email filmcenter@saic.edu