Linh Duong

Writer-director

Vietnam

Linh Duong is a Vietnamese filmmaker who takes special interest in the unconventional depiction of sad, angsty and naggy middle-aged women. Her series of shorts, which is a good blend between her signature quirky sense of humour and magical realism elements, have been competing and winning awards at prestigious film festivals around the world.
Linh previously attended Berlinale Talents in 2020, Asian Film Academy in 2016, Locarno Summer Academy and Bucheon Fantastic Film School in 2015. She is developing her first feature, DON’T CRY, BUTTERFLIES, which recently won Moulin D’andé-CECI Award at Locarno Open Doors 2019, and got selected for Full Circle Lab 2020.

Project

Don’t cry Butterfly

Early 2000s, in a suburban town near Hanoi, housewife Tam tries to voodoo her husband back into love, while her daughter Ha fantasises of a rosy life abroad with the help of her dodgy sex partner.
DON’T CRY, BUTTERFLIES is a dark comedy about a mother and a daughter who are at a turning point in life, each making opposing decisions but soon find their fates intertwined in a hopeless fight for love, dream and desires.