Madam Phung's Last Journey
Doan Hoi Cho Cua Chi Phung

Madam Phung's Last JourneyNguyen Thi Tham // Vietnam // 2014 // 87 min // Original with English sub. // 15+

Wed, 23 Apr • Kineforum TIM • 17:30
Thu, 24 Apr • Kineforum TIM • 22:00 EXTRA SCREENING
Sat, 26 Apr • GoetheHaus • 21:00

Bich Phung’s troupe of fairground workers, created in 2004, is named after their chief Mrs. Phung. Its 35 members come from various cities and provinces in the country. Most of them are cross-dressers, poorly educated, destitute, without family or profession. They perform all year long in different localities, ranging from Đà Nă ̃ng to Cape Cà Mau. Their fairground attractions range from a lottery, a miniature train ride, an inflatable house, a merry-go-round, balloons and darts and a shotgun aiming at members performing songs and sketches.

Nguyen Thi Tham was born in 1984 in Hanoi. In 2007 she graduated from Ho Chi Minh City Theater and Film School, majoring in Film Directing. Her resume includes short films Hello Baby, Grandfather and Grandson, and Xe Ôm (2011) which won the Prize of Jury at the Vietnam Film Festival. Madam Phung’s Last Journey is her first feature-length work.