at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

The Owl and the Sparrow (Cú và chim se sẻ)

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Wednesday, 23 April
6:30 p.m. – Korean Studies Auditorium

Directed by Stephane Gauger
Viet Nam/USA, 2007, 98 minutes
Vietnamese with English Subtitles

A beautiful flight attendant looking for love. A lonely zookeeper hiding within his animal kingdom from a changing society. A little orphan girl selling roses on the streets who relies on the kindness of strangers to survive. It’s modern-day Saigon, where eight million people are just trying to keep up with the pace. In four days, the young runaway will play matchmaker to these lonely hearts in hopes of forming a surrogate family. The only things that might stop her are city authorities and an overbearing uncle tracking her down in the big city. Nominated for the John Cassavetes Award at the Independent Spirit Awards

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