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Fleuve Rouge, Song Hong

Viet Nam. The early hours in Hanoi of three young brothers newly arrived from their native village. Around the Long Bien Bridge, link between city and countryside, they cross the path of a young cop and a street vendor.

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Intentions.

After years of war and isolation, Vietnam has adopted the market economy and is facing the same challenges as most «emerging countries» .
While growth has allowed the development of a middle class, it has also widened the gap between the richest and left behind.
At the same time, this openness has seriously undermined the traditional Vietnamese society based on family life and work in the fields.
A growing number of young Vietnamese leave their home villages for the myth of a better life in town.
Most of them live on painful and unprofitable jobs, such as cyclo drivers, shoe shiners, street vendors and musicians.
Meanwhile, the government instructed the police to "hunt" for street vendors and "clean" the streets of the capital of this too visible poverty.
Through this film, we want to show the difficulties these poor people have to face by making the parallel between the social problems caused by job insecurity and physical hazards that are mines and other unexploded objects, remnants of war.

Most of the action takes place on a small island in the Red River that marks the city limits. Indeed, Ha Noi means in Vietnamese "Inside the river".
This ambiguous place, neither town nor country, is where our main characters begin to understand the reality of their situation.They left their home for a city that does not want them.
It is this awareness which we consider important, this moment of hesitation.

Although inspired by actual events, this film is above all a fiction.
We focus on a particular situation, while using lots of details that we observed during several trips to Vietnam since 2002, when we worked on our first film "Goodbye Mr. Chu".

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Copyright © 2012 Je Suis Bien Content & Arte France

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Previous screenings

2012
International Critics' Week
17 May – 25 May | Cannes, France
Screening in Hanoi Fine Arts School | 2012
28 May | Hanoi, Vietnam
11 Jun – 17 Jun | Sofia, Bulgaria
Decibel Lounge | 2012
24 Jun | Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Critic's Week at Metropolis Cinema | 2012
2 Jul – 11 Jul | Beirut, Lebanon
14 Jul – 21 Jul | Bergamo, Italy
18 Jul – 22 Jul | Seoul, Korea, South
27 Jul – 29 Jul | Apchat, France
São Paulo International Short Film Festival
23 Aug – 31 Aug | São Paulo, Brazil
Montréal World Film Festival
23 Aug – 3 Sep | Montréal, Canada
1 Sep – 8 Sep | Nancy, France
Animanima: International Animation Festival
6 Sep – 9 Sep | Čačak, Serbia
7 Sep – 9 Sep | Paris, France
Reruns "Semaine Internationale de la Critique" at Czech Cinematheque | 2012
12 Sep | Prague, Czech Republic
Belo Horizonte International Short Film Festival
14 Sep – 23 Sep | Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Auburn Film Festival for Children and Young Adults | 2012
17 Sep – 21 Sep | Auburn, Australia
Animasyros: International Animation Festival
20 Sep – 23 Sep | Syros, Greece
27 Sep – 30 Sep | Naoussa, Greece
28 Sep – 30 Sep | Montpellier, France
French Speaking Film Festival of Namur
28 Sep – 5 Oct | Namur, Belgium
Balkanima: European Festival of Animated Film
2 Oct – 6 Oct | Belgrade, Serbia
4 Oct – 7 Oct | Paris, France
MUMIA: Underground World Animation Festival
5 Oct – 31 Oct | Brazil
Anim'est International Animation Festival
5 Oct – 14 Oct | Bucharest, Romania
Animatou: International Animation Film Festival
6 Oct – 14 Oct | Geneva, Switzerland
16 Oct – 21 Oct | Lille, France
Festival du Court Métrage de l'Isle-Adam | 2012
17 Oct | L'isle-Adam, France
Tindirindis: International Animated Film Festival
22 Oct – 28 Oct | Vilnius, Lithuania
23 Oct – 25 Oct | Buenos Aires, Argentina
Banjaluka International Animation Film Festival
23 Oct – 28 Oct | Banjaluka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
26 Oct – 28 Oct | Bucharest, Romania
CutOut Fest: International Animation and Digital Art Festival
1 Nov – 3 Nov | Querétaro, Mexico
1 Nov – 18 Nov | Leeds, United Kingdom
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival + Animated Dreams, Sleepwalkers, Just Film
12 Nov – 28 Dec | Tallinn, Estonia
Court C'est Court | 2012
15 Nov – 18 Nov | Cabrieres d'Avignon, France
16 Nov – 25 Nov | Wiesbaden, Germany
16 Nov – 25 Nov | Villeurbanne, France
Istanbul International Short Film Festival
21 Nov – 28 Nov | Istanbul, Turkey
Sommets du Cinéma d'Animation | 2012
28 Nov – 2 Dec | Montreal, Canada
Festival International du Cinéma Numérique | 2012
5 Dec – 9 Dec | Cotonou, Benin
21 Dec | France
2013
Festi'valloire: Fête Nationale du Court Métrage | 2013
5 Jan – 12 Jan | Valloire, France
Quintessence: Ouidah International Film Festival
9 Jan – 13 Jan | Benin
Francophone Short Film Festival
12 Jan – 19 Jan | Vaulx-en-Velin, France
Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival
1 Feb – 9 Feb | Clermont-Ferrand, France
8 Feb – 17 Feb | Brussels, Belgium
23 Feb – 16 Mar | Enghien-les-Bains, France
Animac: International Animated Film Festival
28 Feb – 3 Mar | Lleida, Spain
6 Mar – 10 Mar | Vienna, Austria
Tampere Film Festival
6 Mar – 10 Mar | Tampere, Finland
Animfest | 2013
7 Mar – 13 Mar | Athens, Greece
13 Mar – 17 Mar | Nijmegen, Netherlands
Festival international de Cinéma Asiatique de Tours | 2013
1 Apr – 13 Apr | Tours, France
Mecal: International Short Film Festival of Barcelona
4 Apr – 28 Apr | Barcelona, Spain
10 Apr – 14 Apr | Bucharest, Romania
12 Apr – 17 Apr | Bologna, Italy
Cortoons: International Short Animated Film Festival
17 Apr – 21 Apr | Rome, Italy
Faites des Courts: Festival de Courts Metrages Amateurs, d’Ecoles et de Professionnels | 2013
19 Apr – 21 Apr | Brie-Comte-Robert, France
Another Connection: Mediawave International Film and Music Festival
30 Apr – 4 May | Komarom, Hungary
Screening at Goethe Institut | 2013
24 May | Hanoi, Vietnam
10 Jun – 15 Jun | Saint-Geniès-Bellevue, France
18 Jun – 24 Jun | Palm Springs, United States
Cinema Jove: International Film Festival of Valencia
21 Jun – 28 Jun | Valencia, Spain
24 Jun – 29 Jun | Sassari, Italy
6 Aug – 11 Aug | Providence, United States
Yxine Film Festival | 2013
15 Sep – 15 Dec | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
24 Sep – 29 Sep | Recife, Brazil
Granada International Short Film Festival
21 Oct – 27 Oct | Granada, Spain
7 Nov – 14 Nov | Ojai, United States
13 Nov – 24 Nov | Sydney, Australia
14 Nov – 16 Nov | Namur, Belgium
Rendez-Vous du Carnet de Voyage | 2013
15 Nov – 17 Nov | Clermont-Ferrand, France
2014
Kazanim | 2014
28 Jan – 2 Feb | Angouleme, France
14 Mar – 23 Mar | Créteil, France
11 Jun – 16 Jun | Perugia, Italy
La Bas Vu d'ici | 2014
29 Aug – 31 Aug | Le Vigan en Cevennes, France

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