Rainy Season (Vietnam, 22)
Directed by: Joan Widdifield
Written by: Joan Widdifield
Cast: Frances Reid (The Times of Harvey Milk, Long Night's Journey Into Day, Complaints of a Dutiful Daughter), Ellen Bruno (Samsara, Sacrafice, Sky Burial, Into the Current) Jim Haverkamp (When Walt Whitman Was a Little Girl, Monster Road)
An intimate story about a family's unexpected change of fate, set in the larger context of post-war Vietnam. A rubber tree farming family comes to grips with their changed lives after their youngest son finds a leftover American mortar. With unprecedented access in rural Vietnam -- shot over five years under the radar of the Vietnamese government -- RAINY SEASON captures the land's sumptuous beauty and reveals the sorrows that it harbors.