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Song Lang

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INTERNATIONAL CENTERPIECE
Leon Le, 2018, Vietnam, 102 min

When a hunky, brooding, and hardened debt collector and martial arts practitioner Dung “Thunderbolt” threatens to set fire to a pile of traditional opera costumes for an upcoming performance, one of the actors, Linh Phung, steps in to argue for more time. This non-traditional meeting instead ignites a slow burn between the two men, set against a lush and gritty 1980s Vietnam and shot on beautiful 35mm film. As the two grow closer, their relationship begins to pitch towards the romantic extremes of the opera.

A song lang is a percussion instrument used to control tempo and phrasing in Vietnamese modern folk opera. In the Vietnamese language, it also means “two men.” It is the perfect homonym for a nearly perfect film.

Having earned dozens of awards from festivals around the world, this visually stunning film is a favorite for critics and audiences alike, sweeping narrative feature, screenplay, cinematography, production design and costume design prizes, among others – including the Audience Award at the Frameline LGBT Film Festival in San Francisco. It is an outstanding achievement for first-time feature director Leon Le—who also voices the part of the lead actor in the opera!

In Vietnamese with English subtitles.

SPONSORED BY ST. PETERSBURG/CLEARWATER FILM COMMISSION

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Song Lang $15

Film Festival General Admission 4-Pack - $50

Passes - Starting at $150

EVENT AT A GLANCE

Date: October 10
Time: 8:30 pm
Cost: $15
Venue: Metro Wellness and Community Center
Duration: 102 mins
Year: 2018
Language: Vietnamese
Subtitles: English
Director: Leon Le
Country: Viet Nam
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Venue

Metro Wellness and Community Center
3251 3rd Ave N
St Petersburg,FL33713United States
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Phone:
727-321-3854

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