Director:

Ky Nam Le Duc

A second-generation immigrant, Montreal-based director Ky Nam Le Duc makes films about people who exist between places.

This is an immigrant story for our time. In the depths of winter, in a not-so-distant future, a far-right government is elected and a province closes its borders; the safety and livelihood of refugees and non-status immigrants are left hanging in the balance. A Haitian woman working as a housekeeper leaves her young son, Junior, with her thirty-something-year-old employer before disappearing without a trace. Now, with help from his former father-in-law, a former Vietnamese refugee, this de facto family unit attempts to solve the mystery of where Junior’s mother fled.

The harsh winter landscape echoes the struggle of the trio who are trying to ensure that Junior will not be left behind. The film’s title suggests a duality: love versus nationalism. For Junior, both are true to his experience: the struggle to stay in the place he knows as home and the threat of being deported from it.

PROGRAMMERS NOTES

CAST & CREDITS

Director

Ky Nam Le Duc

Cinematographer

Isabelle Stachtchenko

Producer

Ky Nam Le Duc, Étienne Hansez

Editor

Ky Vy Le Duc

Principal Cast

Nguyen Thanh Tri, Mickael Gouin, Junior Jean-Baptiste

Marina Hanna

RECOMMENDED WATCH TIME, FOLLOWED BY EXCLUSIVE DIRECTOR Q&A:

OCT 14, 6:00 PM

The Greatest Country in the World

Ky Nam Le Duc

DRAMA | 110 MIN | FRENCH, VIETNAMESE, ENGLISH | CANADA | TORONTO PREMIERE

Reelworld Film Festival
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