We are pleased to announce that director Derek Nguyen and director Timothy Linh Bui will be joining us in person for a Q&A following our 8pm screening of The Housemaid (Cô Haû Gaí), the buzzed-about new tale of horror from IFC Midnights (The Babadook)! Nguyen, who is also a producer known for Buster’s Mal Heart and Lovesong, will be visiting The Frida to discuss his terrifying feature film debut, which Eye For Film calls a satisfying story of “haunted houses, creepy women in black, tragic romance, sinister secrets, and dark and stormy nights…”
Linh (Nhung Kate), a poor, orphaned young woman, finds employment as a housemaid in a crumbling rubber plantation presided over by the emotionally fragile French officer Sebastien Laurent (Jean-Michel Richaud) in 1953 Vietnam. Soon a torrid love affair develops between the unlikely pair – a taboo romance that rouses the ghost of Laurent’s dead wife, who won’t rest until blood flows. Submerged in moody Gothic atmosphere, this stylish supernatural saga confronts the dark shadows of Vietnam’s colonial past, while delivering hair-raising chills.
Winner of the Los Angeles Film Festival’s Special Jury Prize for Acting: Nhung Kate!
Also screens Friday, February 23 at 10:30pm; Saturday, February 24 at 2:30pm; and Sunday, February 25 at 8:30pm!