We Are Family

At the beginning of this year I was fortunate enough to travel to Vietnam for the second time – a definite favourite country of mine. During my travels through this stunning country, I saw jutting green mountains, to rice fields, to bustling cities. I have ridden a motorbike through half of the country and just tried to make it out alive riding through the insanely congested city roads. A lot was different – the traffic, the food, the smells, the scenery, the simple way of living. One thing though, that made me wonder during my travels and also through watching Le-Van Kiet’s Furie (2018) – was the housing arrangements. It seems that families live in such close proximity to others, and there are so many people living under the same roof. A few scenes in Furie showed grown men still living with their mothers (see fig. 2), and children and…

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