Nguyen Trinh Thi, born in 1973, studied journalism, photography and film at the universities of Iowa and San Diego. She lives in Hanoi. Participation in the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen; Arthub, Bangkok. Exhibitions a.o. at the Tate Modern, London; Stenersen Museet, Oslo. Solo exhibitions a.o. at NhaSan Studio, Hanoi; Kuandu Biennale, Taipei.
Song to the Front
(VNM 2011, HD 5 Min. 14 Sek., viOmeU)
The first film from the “Vietnamese Classics Re-Cut Series”, in which the artist takes a historical Vietnamese war film from 1973, turns this rarely seen black and white feature into a small vignette and dismantles the aesthetic and romantic elements of the social-realist melodrama. The young soldiers who gave their lives for their country become the pagans sacrificed to the god of war.