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Directed by Nghiem-Minh Nguyen-Vo

Vietnam 2014 98 mins. In Vietnamese

Nuoc 2030 is set in a near-futuristic Vietnam, where a beautiful coastal region has been flooded as a result of global warming and multinational corporations compete to build floating vegetable farms. Forced by the rising waters to live their own tenuous floating existence, Sao and her husband Thi survive in the primal tradition of fishing in the now the over-harvested waters and collecting rainwater to drink. But tragedy strikes, leaving Sao alone to solve the mystery of Thi’s unfortunate and suspicious demise. This poetic film is at once a dystopian sci-fi fable, an eco-thriller, and a love-story, evocatively conveyed through lush and lyrical panoramic visuals and beautiful underwater sequences.

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