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The Cutting Shadow

  • Directed by Vu Pham
  • Portland, 2016, 15 mins.

Two Vietnamese half-brothers pay a visit to a Vietnamese American interested in reconnecting with his own heritage, only to discover chaos, temptation, and a sinister other lurking behind the living room wall.

Other Films by Vu Pham

SHORT CUTS 5: Made in Oregon

Sponsored by Oregon Film, World Foods Portland, and OMPA

Memory’s Lonely Breath: Films by Vu Pham

Working from deep-seated emotion and memory, Portland filmmaker Vu Pham’s films explore climatic levels of passion through characters wrestling with irreconcilable realities of challenging experiences. The Cutting Shadow (2016) focuses on two Vietnamese immigrant brothers cast into the dark seas of American life as they become entangled in a crime ring operating behind closed doors.