Vientiane in Love
Directed by Anysay Keola, Phanumad Disattha, Vannaphone Sitthirath, Xaisongkham Induangchanthy. Laos 2015. Lao with English subtitles. 105 min.
Vientiane in Love is the first Lao omnibus film and offers a unique representation of contemporary Laotian culture. This collection of five short films tackle love in various forms: a probable romance; a love gone wrong; a long-extinguished love; familial love, as well as love for one’s humble work; and unrequited yet unselfish love. Set in the capital city of Laos, these love stories reflect nuanced and non-typical relationships, complete with romance, heartbreak, and even humor.
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