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No Crying at the Dinner Table
2019
Canada
Genre:
Documentary
Duration:
15 min
The filmmaker interviews her own family to craft an emotionally complex and meticulously composed portrait of intergenerational trauma, grief, and secrets in this cathartic documentary about things left unsaid.
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Available online from: 23 August 2020 13:00
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Carol Nguyen

Carol Nguyen is a Vietnamese-Canadian filmmaker based in Toronto and Montreal. Her films often explore the subjects of cultural identity, family, and memory. Her film NO CRYING AT THE DINNER TABLE premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and had its international premiere at IDFA 2019. It also received the Jury Prize for Short Documentary at SXSW. 

Filmography: Tundra (2018), Every Grain of Rice (2017), Façade (2016), This Home Is Not Empty (2015)

Director’s intro
Creative team
Screenplay
Carol Nguyen
Camera
Walid Jabri
Editing
Carol Nguyen, Andrés Solis
Music
Arie Van de Ven
Producer
Carol Nguyen, Aziz Zoromba
Cast
Thao Nguyen-Duong, Ngoc Nguyen, Michelle Nguyen
Offline film schedule
Frames from the film
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