Star Nhà Ease: Vietnamese Cinema

Tue 28 May 2024 — Wed 29 May 2024

Star Nhà Ease: Vietnamese Cinema presents a captivating collection of Vietnamese cinematic treasures, marking their debut to UK audiences. Co-curated by Cường Minh Bá Phạm, Esther Johnson, and Tuyết Vân Huỳnh. This season is a celebration and introduction of Vietnamese cinema to UK viewers.

Star Nhà Ease encapsulates three themes emerging from discussions on Vietnamese film, as well as the experiences of Vietnamese people and the diaspora. The themes revolve around light, home, and emotion. “Star” was chosen because it emits light and can signify a direction; it also serves as an adjective for actors in a film. “Nhà” is the Vietnamese word for home, imbuing the title with connotations of warmth, settlement, and comfort. Including the Vietnamese language in the title was important, alongside English, hinting at code-switching—a practice common among duo and multilingual individuals in their daily lives. Lastly, “Ease,” representing a feeling, was chosen to evoke a sense of familiarity, something we aspire to achieve, eliciting emotional responses.

Live Cinema UK launched in 2014, Live Cinema UK has grown to become the country’s leading organisation dedicated to producing, promoting and researching live cinema events. Based in West Yorkshire, and working all over the world,they curate innovative programmes and new art works inspired by the moving image. To date they have reached over 400,000 live audience members, and collaborated with over 60 partners across more than 10 countries.

Tuyet Van Huynh is a British Vietnames-Chinese Multidisciplinary artist, Producer and Curator specialising in Film, Immersive Film, Theatre and Multi Disciplinary work. She is an advocate in amplifying and championing underrepresented voices in the arts and as a British Vietnamese-Chinese Creative, she is always looking at different ways in how to raise the profile of East & Southeast Asian arts and artists within the UK cultural industry and increase this voice and representation within the UK’s cultural discourse.

With the support of the BFI, awarding funds from the National Lottery & supported by Longdan LTD

Past Screenings

When the Tenth Month Comes 18

When the Tenth Month Comes has been newly restored and is screening in the UK for the first time. The screening will… Read More
Dang Nhat Minh, Vietnam, 1984, 95m.
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Vietnamese Short Films + Panel Discussion 18

This screening will have a live introduction and in conversation with the season curators. A selection of shorts from Vietnamese filmmakers… Read More
Various Directors, Vietnam , Various Years, 105m.
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