Synopsis by Perry Seibert
Pham Nhue Giang's drama Thung lung hoang vang (The Deserted Valley) is about passion and sex between people at a Vietnamese school. Janitor Tanh (Nguyen Hau) is in love with teacher Giao (Hong Anh), who is involved with Hung (Trung Dung), who is the object of desire for student Mi (Thu Trang). Teacher Minh (Tuyet Hanh) has feelings for Tanh, who is also struggling with a drinking problem and questions about the purpose of his life. The Deserted Valley was screened at the Montreal World Film Festival.