Runtime: 90 mins
Language: Vietnamese w/ English Subtitles
Director: Leon Le
Genre: Crime, Drama, Gay, Romance, Suspense
An unlikely bond develops between hunky, brooding and tough debt collector Dung and Linh Phung, a charismatic young opera singer from a struggling Cai-luong troupe (traditional Vietnamese opera). The two meet when Dung comes to forcefully collect a debt from the opera troupe, but when their paths cross again, a friendship - and then more - develops, awakening surprising, tender feelings in both men. Their story, too, soon scales operatic heights. Director Leon Le has delivered a rich drama, a smoldering relationship between two apparent opposites set against the backdrop of a gorgeous, fading art form. Set in 1980's Saigon, Song Lang is a gritty underworld noir hiding a tender, romantic heart.
Arnel San Pedro - Executive Producer - Festival Runner
"Where art, loss, and regret intersect, an unlikely, heartwarming, and violent love story unfolds."
AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD - Best Feature
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- Tel Aviv LGBT Film Festival
- San Diego Asian Film Festival
- ASEAN Film Festival
BEST NEW DIRECTOR
- Beijing Film Festiva