Van, the heir of a Vietnamese family, returns home from the USA for the first time in nine years, as custom requires that he should be present for the moving of his father’s tomb. But his whole family is surprised when a young Vietnamese American named Ian comes with him. Nobody knows that Ian is Van’s boyfriend, nor that the pair intend to announce their relationship to Van’s widowed mother Mrs. Hanh. She expects her son to get married and have kids, in order to fulfil the duties of an heir. Things become more complicated, however, when Van’s grandmother, who has senile dementia, mistakes Ian for her grandson. Trinh Dinh Le Minh’s deeply moving, lightly humorous film won audience awards at festival screenings in Philadelphia and Toronto.
Presented in partnership with Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival.