Lao Movie Night in Savannakhet
Join us for an evening of family fun with Lao movies in Savannakhet. Phonevilai Nammavongsa will host a free evening of Lao films and a special dance performance, starting at 6 PM.
All films are in Lao language with English subtitles.
18:15 Dance performance by M-Frolic Academy
18:30 Short film: “The Blanket”
18:45 Short film: “Story of Na”
19:00 Feature film: Absence of Sound
Directed by Mitpasa Sitthihackpanya
A young boy from a rural Lao village becomes responsible for his younger siblings and mother, when his father goes off to the city in search of work.
“Story of Na”
Directed by Soukthavone Thanomenon
A young girl finds herself at the center of a social media firestorm after her actions are misunderstood.
Absence of Sound
Directed by Sonesapith Phanphila
Set in Luang Prabang, Noiy, a deaf boy struggling to survive on his own, takes refuge in a small school where he learns with other deaf children — and befriends Jane, whose parents do not want her to socialize with the deaf children at the school. When the two find themselves in serious trouble, Jane’s father blames Noiy and threatens the school itself.
Special thanks to the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and the Office of the Embassy of Canada to Laos for supporting Lao movie night in Savannakhet.