NUOC 2030 Official Trailer
Who: Nghiem-Minh Nguyen-Vo
How long: 1h38
Vietnamese – English
Cast: Kim Long Thach, Quỳnh Hoa as Sáo, Quý Bình as Giang, Thạch Kim Long as Thi, Hoàng Trần Minh Đức as Thủy, Hoàng Phi as Thành
Set shortly in Vietnam in 2030 when water levels have risen due to global climate change Thi (Thach Kim Long), a farmer is found floating in the water. Shortly before his mysterious death, Thi began working at a heavily guarded floating farm nearby.
Flashback 10 years before, we learn that before his marriage with Thi, Sao ( Quynh Hoa) his wife had a romance with Thuy (Hoang Tran Minh Duc), a visiting scientist researching plant life along the fast-rising river delta. Thuy breaks off his brief relationship with Sao and will continue his corporate career, but later he will return to set up the experimental floating farm where Thi mysteriously lost his life.
Set in the vast and beautiful coastal regions of Southern Vietnam, Nuoc 2030 is a hybrid of genres, murder mystery, romance, science fiction from the critically acclaimed director of “Buffalo Boy,” Nghiêm-Minh Nguyễn-Võ.
The film was presented at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival in February 2014 and was awarded the Tribeca Sloan Filmmaker Award at the Tribeca Film Institute and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Nguyễn-Võ Nghiêm-Minh known as Minh Nguyen-Vo,
Grew up in a small town in Vietnam, went first in France and got graduated with a BS degree in Aeronautical Engineering. In the US, he obtained a Ph.D. in physics from UCLA and spent there 16 years as a physicist at the University of California in Los Angeles. In parallel, he also completes cinematography studies in the same institution in 1998.
After years of doing research in acoustics and optics, cinema has come back to him.