Releases: Taste (Vị) (2021)

23rd October 2021


Oldham Theatre

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Featuring critically-acclaimed films and festival favourites, Releases is dedicated to screening the best and most promising of contemporary Asian cinema.

Be among the first in the region to catch Vietnamese director Lê Bảo’s feature-length debut which landed the coveted Special Jury Award in Berlinale’s Encounters competition.

There will be post-screening discussions with the film’s director, producer and cinematographer for all screenings.

Alternative Title: Vị
Director: Lê Bảo
Runtime: 97 minutes
Country: Singapore, France, Thailand, Germany, Taiwan
Language: Yoruba, Vietnamese (with English subtitles)
Rating: R21 (Nudity and Sexual Scenes)



Berlin International Film Festival 2021

Taipei Film Festival 2021

Full Synopsis

Bassley, a Nigerian footballer, is stuck in the labyrinthine slums of Ho Chi Minh City after a leg injury ends his career. He retreats to a derelict building with four Vietnamese women, Mien, Trang, Hanh, and Thuong, whom he does odd jobs for. Together, they cook, bathe, watch television, have sex, and care for a piglet—each moment a stoicly wordless ritual punctuated by rare peals of hysterical laughter. The world suspended between the five of them becomes a respite, however fragile, from their unsaid yet ever-looming predicaments.

As much a hypnotic study of bodily poetics as it is a rumination on the promises of globalisation and its discontents, this entrancing feature-length debut heralds the arrival of a potent new voice in Southeast Asian cinema.


Saturday, 23 October 2021, 8pm
Sunday, 31 October 2021, 2pm
Friday, 5 November 2021, 8pm

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    • Taste (Vị) (2021)
    • Date: 23rd October 2021
    • Taste (Vị) (2021)
    • Date: 31st October 2021
    • Taste (Vị) (2021)
    • Date: 05th November 2021