American/Vietnamese filmmaker LEON LE’S heart-string-pulling story of a love that goes unconsummated is probably the first LGBTQ movie from Vietnam that we have ever seen. SONG LANG his debut feature film is an unexpected and very compelling love story between these previously rather confused young men who have found their potential soul mates in the most unlikely of circumstances.
It is also a love song to a Saigon long changed and the wonderful tradition of Cải Lương Opera which Le, a resident of California since he was a teenager, treats with the utmost respect and passion.
Queerguru spoke with Le about this remarkable love story which could be the start of a new genre of Vietnamese queer cinema
P.S. You can read Queerguru’s full review of the movie HERE