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Vientianale
Vientiane International Film Festival
curated by festival team

1st Vientianale Film Festival
Vientiane/Laos – 8-10 May 2009

Selected works

KATHRIN THEURER
WHY LAO PEOPLE SMILE SO MUCH?,
10MIN. LAO\ENG*
This movie is a collection of short interviews with Lao people, who were interviewed on the streets while they are working. The answers where all spontaneous. The guiding interview questions: What makes
them happy and why do they smile so much?

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FINE ARTS
HOT COFFEE, 4MIN. LAO\ENG*
Father and son are living in the provinces. They travel to Vientiane to visit the Capital. Father has to learn how to deal with hot and cold coffee in a café

BHOUNTHANONG XOMXAPHOL
YES, I AM, BY
10MIN. LAO\ENG*
This films shows the area of Vang Vieng. The villagers are creative and proactive to generate income. One
person, one shop and one hundred possibilities to make a good living.

SANTHAVY PHOMVIXAY
MY RIVER, 8MIN., LAO/ENG*
A traveler is impressed by villagers who live closely with and from the river. What kind of special relationship is this? He shares this life to catch unique impressions and pictures.