KOAN OF SPRING

2013, Korea/France/Vietnam, 74 minutes

Director : Lou Ma Ho (Marc Olivier Louveau)
Co-production : Panda Media (Korea), Big Nose, 11 Décembre, Sesama Films, SAPA MEDIA JSC (Vietnam)
Cast : Jim Adhi Limas, Fang-Hsuang Chiu, Tapa Sudana, Chau Belle, Santi Sudaros
Film locations: Vietnam and France

A weapon master in Vietnam looks for his successor, and is advised to visit an old famous general who retired, but is said to raise two strong sons. The sons are indeed well-trained, and the master asks for an interview with each one of them. Only the one who has enough power and mastery in his body and mind can hope for such a honor, and both could be the one. But the old general also has a daughter, whose swiftness of mind and charm flies far beyond her two brothers…

 

Awards

    • Asian Film Festival of Boulder (USA – 2006)
      – Best Script Award
    • Ojai Film Festival (California – Oct 2013)
      – Best Feature Film
    • Brantford Film Festival (Canada – oct 2013)
      – Best Feature Film
    • Free Spirit Film Festival (India – oct 2013)
      – Best Film
      – Best Photography

Short Film

Don’t forget to watch also the multi awarded short film from director Lou Ma Ho: A monk’s awakening