Fri 12.11
21:00 - 22:37
Vega 2
Sat 20.11
18:00 - 19:37
Vega 3

Nigerian footballer Bassley is signed to a team in Ho Chi Minh City, and sends money back home for his son. But when Bassley is injured, his contract is terminated and he loses his only source of income. Disillusioned and broke, he moves into a collective with four middle-aged Vietnamese women. Together, they work towards establishing their own personal utopia, and share everything.

Taste won the Special Jury Award at the Berlinale earlier this year, and there are certain likenesses to international heavy hitters such as Tsai Ming-liang or Apichatpong Weerasethakul. A significant amount of the story plays out inside a basement room in which the five stranded individuals co-exist, and the hypnotic atmosphere is relayed mise-en-scéne; through set design, light, sound, and compositions worthy of a high-end art installation. This is a film which it’s difficult to stick a label on, but even more difficult to resist.

Lasse Skagen


Bao Le (b. 1990) is a self-taught Vietnamese director who had debuted with the short film Coal in (2013). He wrote and directed the short films Müi (2014) and Unconsoled (2019), before he had his international breakthrough with Taste in 2021.

This film is part of

New Voices

Original title Vị

Country Vietnam

Year 2021

Director Bao Le

Screenplay Bao Le

Cinematography Nguyen Vinh Phuc

Producer Dong Thi Phuong Thao, Markus Aldenhoven, Jean des Forêts, Marie Dubas, Reik Möller

Cast Olegunleko Ezekiel Gbenga, Khuong Thi Minh Nga, Le Thi Dung, Nguyen Thi Cam Xuan, Vu Thi Tham Thin

Production Company Le Bien Pictures, E&W Films

Distribution Wild Bunch

Runtime 1h 37m

Language Vietnamese, Joruba

Subtitles English

Genre Drama

Format DCP

Age limit 15

Links IMDb

This film is in competition for the Audience Award.

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