Monsoon (2019)

  • Drama
  • 1h 25m

Available to rent until Wednesday, August 5th. A six-film EAFFI 2020 festival package (€32.99) is available HERE.

After the film, scroll down to watch an exclusive interview with director Hong Khaou.

30-something Kit (Henry Golding, Crazy Rich Asians) returns to Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon for the first time since he was six, his family having fled to England in the aftermath of the Vietnam War. He arrives ahead of his brother to seek out a place to scatter their parents’ ashes. He visits his cousin, Lee (David Tran), who helps him piece together hazy memories from his fractured childhood. Kit meets Lewis (Parker Sawyers), a handsome African American clothes designer whose father fought in the war. Romance sparks as Lewis introduces Kit to the more vibrant parts of the city. Writer-director Hong Khaou (Lilting), Cambodian-Chinese by birth, lived in Vietnam until he was eight, his family having fled the Khmer Rouge. This is an intimate meditation on cultural dislocation and the search for belonging.


Hong Khaou


Hong Khaou


Tracy O'Riordan


English, Vietnamese

Bonus Content

2 mins
Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu welcomes you to EAFFI 2020

Dublin’s 352nd Lord Mayor Hazel Chu welcomes you to the 4th East Asia Film Festival Ireland.

21 mins
'Monsoon' director Hong Khaou in conversation with Professor Chris Berry

Join Professor Chris Berry as he chats with the BAFTA-nominated director of Monsoon, Hong Khaou.

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