at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Holy Lola

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Wednesday, 19 September
6:30 p.m. – Korean Studies Auditorium

Directed by Bertrand Tavernier
France, 2004, 128 minutes
French with English Subtitles

Holy Lola is the story of Pierre (Jacques Gamblin) and Geraldine (Isabelle Carre), a young couple from rural France who travel to Cambodia to adopt a child. The documentary-style narrative is punctuated by voice-over recordings that Pierre and Geraldine make for the prospective child. Ruminations on their experiences in Cambodia: the fervor of the Water Festival, the frustration of waiting for their child to arrive and become part of their lives, all are mixed with contemporary issues of international adoption and its implications for adopter and adoptee alike.

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