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Flowing Home

    Flowing Home / Comme un Fleuve

    France-Canada, 15', 2020

    age recommendation: 12+

    Two sisters grow up in Vietnam and are separated by the war between North and South. After the fall of Saigon in 1975, Thao, in her teens, must leave the country with her uncle. Her sister Sao Maï, only a little older, remains with their parents, hoping they will soon be reunited. But their separation will last nearly 20 years, and the letters they exchange are their only way to connect and relieve their loneliness. Thao and Sao Maï write about their everyday lives, their memories, the war, and its ghosts.

    Sandra Desmzières

    Born in 1978, she studied at Duperré l’école Nationale Supérieure des Arts Appliqués in Paris and l’École Nationale des Arts décoratifs also in Paris, there she discovers animation films. Her school movie "Sans queue ni têtee" wins the Gold Cartoon in 2003. She has also directed "Le thé de l’oubli" in 2008 and "Bao" in 2011, produced by "Les Films de l’Arlequin". She also works as an illustrator for the youth.

    Cast & Crew

    • direction: Sandra Desmzières
    • screenplay: Sandra Desmazières
    • cinematography: Sandra Desmazières
    • editing: Guerric Catala
    • music: Manuel Merlot
    • sound: Gwennolé Leborgne
    • cast:  Sara Martins, Linh-Dan Pham
    • producer:  Dora Benousilio, Julie Roy
    • production company: Les Films de l’Arlequin, National Film Board of Canada
    • original language:  French


    • Bao (2012)
    • Le thé de l’oubli (2008)
    • Sans queue ni tête (2002)