The prophecy of Khoa L s 93-year-old grandmother (b n i) burdens his unknown future and reflects the roots of his past. Born in Vietnam but raised in Canada, L s homeland pilgrimage is measured parts self-portrait, ethnography and an ethereal quest for identity. His b n i is funny and forthright in a matriarchal manner, as one with little time to worry about what others think. Stark observations of her home life and family visits contrast visually stunning dreamlike sequences of fog-laced silhouettes and twilight vistas that echo an unpredictable path. As he celebrates New Year s events with family traditions and rituals steeped in superstition, fortunes and horoscopes, it s clear L is seeking signs of destiny as he poetically captures a soul floating between two worlds.
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