For the 23-year-old Mít life between two worlds is nothing new. Like pushing a button they can change their identity. Changing into the traditional Vietnamese child or the self-determined, queer Berliner.
In typical Vietnamese fashion, Mít is confronted about their love life during grandmother Roan’s weekly dinner table. Their mother Mai, on the other hand, wants a degree than a decent husband for her child. Either way – Mít doesn’t have a degree nor interest in a husband. Instead, they are seeing Lara. As their affair becomes more serious, Mít feels the need to stop hiding. But before Mít finds the courage to move out of their mother’s nest, grandmother Roan is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Roan has to move out of her small apartment. The ancestral altar, which has been in her care for over twenty years, can no longer be with her. Only „male“ family members are in line for succession.
For Mít, a part of their familiar world threatens to collapse. When grandmother forgets, memories of the distant homeland Vietnam also fade. The altar is the final link to their ancestors and their Vietnamese roots. Mít takes on a journey to search for the connection between their two seemingly incompatible identities. Mít discovers that queerness will always be part of their history and within lies the strength to create their own future.


Mít Hồng Ngọc Lê

Roan Dần Boldt

Mai Mai Phương Kollath

Lara Shari Asha Crosson

Dieter Mehmet Yılmaz 



Directing | Screenplay Thùy Trang Nguyễn

Cinematography Katharina Hauke, Sarina Laudam

Editing and Sounddesign Ebru Sara Bilen

Music Composition Nguyễn + Transitory

Art Direction Mai Thu Bùi, Dominik Hao Nguyễn

Production Manager Mỹ Trang „Mitti“ Nghiêm, Maurice Egen

Production internationale filmschule köln



Format fiction 

Country Germany

Runtime 34 min

Language Vietnamese, German

Subtitles English, German, Vietnamese 



Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis 2021, Competition, DEU 

SMIF Spain Moving Images Festival 2021, Best Asian Short, ESP


Sappho Film Festival 2021, Honorable Mention, GBR

Kaleidoscope LGBTQ+ Film Festival 2021, USA 
Translations: Seattle Transgender Film Festival 2021, USA

Thessaloniki Queer Arts Festival 2021, GRC

fluctoplasma 2021, DEU

„Dear White People…“ – Let’s Break The Silence! Festival 2021, DEU

The Palace International Film Festival 2021, GBR 

Queer Film Festival München, 2021, DEU  

32. Hamburg International Queer Film Festival, 2021, DEU

Porto Femme. International Film Festival, 2021, PRT


28. dokumentART, 2021, DEU

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