NUOC 2030


Rafael 3 Thu, Oct 9, 2014 6:45 PM
Sequoia 1 Fri, Oct 10, 2014 9:00 PM
Film Info
Section:World Cinema
Running Time:98
Director:Nghiem-Minh Nguyen Vo
Producer:Dang Tam Chanh
Nguyen The Thanh
Nghiem-Minh Nguyen Vo
Bao Nguyen
Screenwriter:Nghiem-Minh Nguyen Vo
Cinematographer:Bao Nguyen
Editor:Julie Béziau
Cast:Sao Quynh Hoa
Giang Quy Binh
Thi Thach Kim Long
They Hoang Tran Minh Duc
Thanh Hoang Phi
Print Source:Premium Films


Scientists say that the earth is experiencing a global-warming hiatus due to the oceans’ ability to absorb heat. But warming will resume in 2030, so we should heed the warnings of Nuoc 2030 (Water 2030), a ravishingly beautiful film that blends elements of romance, murder mystery, and vengeance tale to dramatize the Mekong Delta’s impending environmental nightmare. In a near-future southern Vietnam, where rising waters have displaced 80 percent of the people, and vegetables are scarce, the remaining citizens live on houseboats and catch what fish are left. The secretive Dai Thanh Corporation operates a floating farm nearby, using desalination and solar power and-it’s rumored-methods more ominous. When her husband is found dead, young widow Sao gets a job at the farm so she can find his killer. The dramatic human consequences of climate change are given a sensuous and lyrically elegant treatment by Nghiem-Minh, a Vietnamese American who was a physicist before embarking on his filmmaking career. US PREMIERE


Additional Information

Nghiem-Minh Nguyen Vo
Born in Saigon, Vietnam, in 1956, he grew  up in a small Vietnamese town during the war. After emigrating to France, he studied aeronautical engineering at the University of Poitiers. He then moved to the USA where he took a doctrate in Physics at UCLA. For many years he researched the interaction between light and sound before returning to UCLA to study screenwriting and directing, which he completed in 1998. His directing debut BUFFALO BOY screened at festivals including Toronto, Locarno and Busan and won numerous international awards.