In cinemas this month…
MONSOON – The hotly anticipated second feature film from the BAFTA winning director Hong Khaou, Monsoon follows the journey of Kit, a young British Vietnamese man as he returns to his birth country for the first time in over 30 years. He was just eight years old when he and his family escaped Saigon as 'boat refugees' during the Vietnam-American war. No longer familiar with this country and unable to speak his native language, Kit embarks on a personal journey from Saigon to Hanoi, in search of a place to scatter his parents' ashes. Along the way he meets his estranged family and falls for Lewis, an American whose father had fought in the war. During his travels, Kit finally starts to connect to the memories of his parents and his own roots.
Featuring: Henry Golding, Parker Sawyers
Director: Hong Khaou
Producer: Tracy O’Riordan
Make-Up & Hair Designer – Paul Boyce
DARKNESS VISIBLE – Londoner Ronnie embarks on a journey to India when his mother, Suleka, goes missing and mysteriously ends up in a Kolkata hospital. Before Ronnie can unravel the mystery of what brought his mother back to her homeland, Suleka dies in an apparent cult killing. Further deaths point to a series of past murders that stopped 28 years ago when Suleka left India with her infant son. Until now.As the darkness within Ronnie grows and the murders reach their peak, all roads lead to the feared witch of Kolkata's insane asylum.
Featuring: Jaz Deol, Sayani Gupta, Salóme Gunnarsdóttir
Director: Neil Biswas
Producers: Laurie Cook, Jason Newmark, Edward Parks, Guneet Monga, Nisha Parti, Shaan Vyas
Production Designer – Joseph Hodges
On TV this month…
DUBLIN MURDERS – A dark, psychological mystery which focuses on a murder investigation led by two ambitious and charismatic detectives, Rob Reilly and Cassie Maddox.
When a young, talented ballerina is found dead on an ancient stone altar, her death drags up another tragedy that befell this community years before - when three children disappeared into the local woods and only one returned. And as for the child left behind, he has absolutely no memory at all of where his friends are or what happened to him before he was found, alone and screaming in the deep, dark woods.
Featuring: Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Conleth Hill, Sarah Greene
Directors: Saul Dibb, John Hayes, Rebecca Gatward
Producer: Carmel Maloney
Make-Up & Hair Designer – Sophie Slotover
Script Supervisor (Episodes 5 & 6) – Liz West