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Country: CANADA, VIETNAM
Run Time: 99 minutes
A year after the death of her adopted daughter, Clara, Isabelle embarks on an emotional journey to find closure, traveling back to the Vietnamese orphanage from where she adopted Clara 17 years before. At the orphanage, Isabelle is presented with information about Clara’s birth mother for the first time, and she decides to find her. After discovering that Clara’s birth mother is a French-speaking tour guide, Isabelle books a two week tour with her across the Vietnamese countryside, without disclosing their true correlation. Still wrought with grief, Isabelle is desperate to hold onto Clara’s spirit by experiencing her homeland and her birth mother. As the days pass and the women get closer, secrets from their pasts slowly come to light. Set against the backdrop of the breathtaking Vietnamese landscape, 14 DAYS, 12 NIGHTS is a beautiful story of loss, healing, and forgiveness. (In French and Vietnamese with subtitles) — G.S.
Tower City Cinemas
Friday, April 03, 2020 at 7:00 PM ET
Saturday, April 04, 2020 at 12:00 PM ET
Sunday, April 05, 2020 at 9:05 AM ET
Accessibility (?): No closed captions, audio description, English subtitles
International Narrative Competition
Anne Dorval, Leanna Chea, François Papineau, Laurence Barrette