Flowing Home

A 15′ short film
Traditional and digital 2D

Written and directed by Sandra Desmazières
A coproduction Les Films de l’Arlequin – NFB

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 Saoi 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.

Some selections in French Festivals : Parties de Campagne – Festival du cinéma d’animation de Pontarlier – Festival du film court en plein de Grenoble – Paris International Animation film Festival

Some selections abroad : Stuttgart International Film – Animac – Anima Brussels – Tricky Women – Short of the Year – Mecal – Animayo  – Vila Do Conde – Animist Tallinn – Giffoni