Monsoon

Monsoon

Monsoon

Henry Golding (Crazy Rich Asians) leads this romance drama from the BAFTA-nominated director of Lilting as a British Vietnamese man who, after fleeing Saigon because of the Vietnam War, returns. Co-stars Parker Sawyers (Southside With You) and Molly Harris (Artemis Fowl).

2020Rating: M, Offensive language85 minsUK
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Monsoon / Reviews

Sight & Sound

Sight & Sound

Monsoon feels like a precisely considered expression of the untethered experience of migration.

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Financial Times

Financial Times

Most film-makers would crank the themes loud. But Khaou is never less than measured in his study of place and displacement...

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Newshub

Newshub

(A) gentle, nuanced and meditative story of cultural and emotional disconnection.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

More of a slow drip than a torrential downpour. It’s a lovely film that suddenly and magically can wash over you, then lose you in its opacities.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

Khaou is so intent on not being obvious... that the dilemmas and dissatisfactions of the immigrant experience get lost among the subtleties.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

Monsoon could stand to be a little more turbulent, but that doesn't mean it won't stir something within you.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Offers a poignant picture of the emigrant experience as well as Vietnam's post-war hangover, while cementing Henry Golding's position as a leading man to watch.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

Leaves a lasting, optimistic impression of love and friendship.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

A thoughtful, deeply felt movie of great sweetness, unfolding at an unhurried pace.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Tips over the line that separates minimalism from a not-fully-developed movie.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

A quiet, solitary affair designed to communicate how isolating it can be to travel alone in a big city, especially one you have a fragmentary relationship to.

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Stuff

Stuff

Some may find the pacing a little too languid, but its worth persevering, as the real, tender heart of the story eventually starts to pour forth.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

As he did in Lilting, Khaou in Monsoon finely sketches the complex inner lives and identities of a small group of characters and plugs them into a narrative that unfolds gradually but precisely, so audiences have the time to consider the work's larger thematic concerns.

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Variety

Variety

A well-acted, gracefully shot, but perhaps overly delicate exploration of a Vietnamese-born Briton's return to the country of his childhood.

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